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Charity Update - 30 April 2020

Charity update 30th April 2020
We are all navigating unchartered waters as business and society faces up to the impact of COVID-19.  We very much hope you and your loved ones remain in good health.

Please be assured that Fieldfisher is continuing to work with clients to navigate COVID-19 related issues and on business as usual needs.  Do get in touch with us if you would like to chat anything through.

23 April 2020 - The Charity Commission

Managing financial difficulties caused by coronavirus (COVID-19)

This contains important guidance about COVID-19 related financial difficulties in charities and how to work through them.


17 April 2020 - The Charity Commission

COVID-19 and the increased risk of fraud and cybercrime

This contains an alert about COVID-19 related fraud and cybercrime.


16 April 2020 - HM Revenue and Customs

Donation of refunds for COVID-19 cancelled charity events

This contains guidance on Gift Aid for donated refunds on events cancelled due to COVID-19.


15 April 2020 - The Charity Commission

Matters of material significance and reporting to the charity regulator

Charity regulators in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland update their guidance for auditors and independent examiners


8 April 2020 - HM Treasury

Chancellor sets out extra £750M COVID-19 funding for frontline charities

Frontline charities including hospices and those supporting domestic abuse victims will receive a £750 million package of support to continue their vital work during the COVID-19 outbreak.


31 March 2020 - Charities Aid Foundation

Charities paint grim picture of ability to operate during COVID-19 crisis without urgent help

A survey by the Charities Aid Foundation finds that almost 4 in 10 (37%) of the 271 charities asked said they would not be able to operate in their current form for six months without extra help.


30 March 2020 - Fundraising Regulator

COVID-19 and its impact on fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator issues advice including advising to stop all person-to-person fundraising.


30 March 2020, 6 April 2020 and 7 April 2020 - OSCR, The Charity Commission and The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

COVID-19 guidance for charities

OSCR, The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and The Charity Commission provide information and answers to commonly asked COVID-19 questions.


23 March 2020 - Charities SORP

Implications of COVID-19 control measures and charity financial reporting

The Charities SORP Committee, which is authorised to issue Statements of Recommended Practice or SORPs for charities publishes guidance for trustees and preparers of charity accounts.


16 March 2020 - The Charity Commission

Filing charity annual returns during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Charity Commission says that any charity that needs an extension to their annual return deadline can contact the Charity Commission to ask for one.


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