Category: Charity

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Charity Compliance Update

Charity Compliance Update

The Charity Commission (for England & Wales) updated their CC15 charity reporting and accounting guidance (published 27 March 2015) last month. The latest update, in the form of CC15d, incorporates the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 provisions concerning the reporting of fundraising in the annual report – coming in to effect on 1 … Continued

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HMRC pushes for voluntary quarterly online filing for charities

The Government initiative ‘Making Tax Digital’ intends that by 2020, the vast majority of businesses, self-employed people and landlords will be required to keep track of their tax affairs digitally and to update HMRC at least quarterly via their digital tax accounts. As part of the consultation on implementing Making Tax Digital (MTD), HMRC is … Continued

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Trustee Matching Service

This week, (7-13 November) is UK Trustee’s Week – an annual event that aims to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for those interested to get involved with deserving charities and make a tangible difference. BWMacfarlane offer our clients a unique Trustee Match service, pairing charities seeking trustees with individuals looking … Continued

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£4m social investment fund launched

£4m social investment fund launched

A new £4m investment fund for early-stage and growing social businesses across the North West has been launched. Bob Taylor, the group chief executive of social investment business First Ark, has announced the launch of the fund and invited socially-driven groups to come forward and apply at the Northern Enterprise Conference in Manchester. The fund, … Continued

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Volunteering opportunities event at The University of Liverpool

Volunteering opportunities event at The University of Liverpool

Students from the University of Liverpool’s Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology are looking to engage in volunteering with non-profit organisations.  If you would be interested in having a student volunteer (a minimum of 48 hours) for your organisation there will be an event to meet students and show-case volunteering opportunities on 26th October … Continued

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Free half day seminar ‘Autumn Charity Update’

With so much going on in the charity sector we have invited an excellent line-up of speakers to provide updates and share their expert opinions on some of the key topical issues: Charity law updates Leadership and mental toughness Team building and employee engagement Finance updates and more Date         Tuesday 4 October 2016 Timings   Breakfast … Continued

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Charity Commission consults on external scrutiny of charity accounts

The Charity Commission has issued a consultation on changes to guidance on the external scrutiny of charity accounts and the introduction of a simpler format for the examiner’s report to improve transparency The proposals set out in the Directions and guidance for independent examination, CC32, includes proposals to revise the rules on examiner independence, conflicts … Continued

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Charity regulators kick off SORP consultation

The Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator have launched a consultation on possible improvements to the new charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for reporting and accounting ahead of the next round of planned updates to UK accounting standards The consultation is looking at the SORP’s structure, format and accessibility; any … Continued

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Charities unaware of reporting obligations

Charities unaware of reporting obligations

Many charities are unaware of their reporting obligations with 1 in 5 having submitted the wrong documents, according to research by the Charity Commission. 1 in 6 did not send any form of report and others only sent their annual reports and accounts after reminders and explanations from the commission. Nigel Davies, head of accountancy … Continued

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PSC Register and Incorporated Charities

From 6 April 2016, new regulations require all UK companies, including charitable companies, to keep a register of those people who own or have significant control over them. All companies subject to the new rules will also have to file relevant details with Companies House from 30 June 2016. Charities and social enterprises established as … Continued