Charity Update - 7 November 2018
31 October 2018
Ben Harrison of Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport reports that following publication of the Charity Commission's statement of strategic intent, the next step is to secure a sustainable financial future for the regulator to include a consultation on charging.
29 October 2018
Announcements include plans to:
increase the upper tax free limit for trading by charities from £5,000 to £8,000 where turnover is under £20,000, and from £50,000 to £80,000 where turnover exceeds £200,000
allow charity shops using the Retail Gift Aid Scheme to send letters to donors every three years when their goods raise less than £20 a year
increase the individual donation limit under the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme to £3HM Treasury
26 October 2018
The Charity Commission for England and Wales v 1) Cambridge Islamic College 2) Cambridge Muslim College:  UKUT 0351 (TCC)
The decision of Mrs Justice Rose on the "too like" name test is published.
HM Courts & Tribunals Service and Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber)
26 October 2018
The Charity Commission confirms that the Update Charity Details Service is changing on the 12 November.
The Charity Commission
24 October 2018
Charities and the power of place: the Commission’s new strategy and what it means for community foundations
Baroness Stowell, Chair of the Charity Commission, tells a symposium of UK Community Foundations why she thinks that the Commission's new strategic direction matters to their charities.
The Charity Commission and The Rt Hon Baroness Stowell of Beeston MBE
22 October 2018
The Government renews its commitment to improve safeguarding for England's charity sector.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Office for Civil Society, The Charity Commission, Big Lottery Fund, and Tracey Crouch MP