Charities

What 2017's Autumn Budget Does and Doesn't Do for Charities

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This week's budget made few mentions of the voluntary sector, and you might be forgiven for thinking the Chancellor had forgotten all about it. Scratch beneath the surface, however, and some changes can be found that will impact on charities which we explore below. More …

ICO fines charities for fundraising data breaches

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On 6 December the ICO announced that it had issued monetary penalties of £25,000 and £18,000 to two of the UK's best known charities, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the British Heart Foundation. More …

Transparency in supply chains statements will have a big impact

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The Modern Slavery Act has come under a lot of criticism from campaign groups, NGOs and human rights lawyers. Mostly rightly so. More …

If a charity fundraiser knocks on your door is it cold calling?

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This was just one of the questions the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) considered following a complaint it received about Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. More …

Good governance of universities

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A new voluntary governance code for UK universities has been published by The Committee of University Chairs (CUC). More …

When campaigning becomes political

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Charities are reminded of their obligations to comply with charity law following the publication of a report by the Charity Commission on the work of The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). More …

Judicial review changes likely to become law

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The House of Lords' decision to remove controversial provisions was reversed by the House of Commons, and now the proposed changes have been reinserted. More …

Single registration portal for charities delayed

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Plans to revolutionise the system for charities wishing to register with the Charity Commission and HMRC have been delayed until 2016. More …

VAT rebate for charity-run hospices

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Hospices, air ambulances and search and rescue charities have been celebrating the Chancellor's announcement that, from April 2015, they will be able to reclaim the VAT they pay on goods and services. The government estimates the scheme to be worth up to £5m a year for charities. More …

The importance of accurate serious incident reporting

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Charity trustees are reminded of the importance of accurate serious incident reporting following the publication of a Charity Commission report on Gads Hill School in Kent. More …