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25 June, 2019

 

Charity Tax Group is calling on interested organisations to join a working group that will review Gift Aid from a practical and strategic perspective.

The working group will complement and inform an existing HMRC-led Gift Aid working group and HMRC officials have tasked CTG with preparing a paper on this issue, with interim conclusions likely to be published by the end of 2019.

 

The Fundraising Regulator has launched its new and improved Fundraising Code of Practice, which will come into effect in October 2019.

It aims to make it easier for fundraisers, charities and third party organisations to understand the standards expected of them when fundraising.

10 June, 2019

 

The Fundraising Regulator has launched its new and improved Fundraising Code of Practice, which will come into effect in October 2019.

The new code was developed following a consultation that ran during autumn 2018.

3 June, 2019

 

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is reminding charities that VAT relief is not applied to social media advertising.

In a letter to charities the authority outlines the rules on various forms of digital advertising in order to address common errors.

3 June, 2019

 

The number of organisations funded through Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) was down by one third in the year 2017-18 according to new figures released by HM Revenue & Customs.

Only 20 social enterprises received investment through the scheme during the period, with £1.4 million in funds raised.

 

The Brexit Civil Society Alliance has launched a campaign toolkit to help organisations to prepare for Brexit and engage with decision makers.

The toolkit can help with lobbying around specific pieces of legislation or equipping members and activists to engage over key areas of the Brexit process.

The Charity Commission has published guidance on how charities should manage their relationships with non-charities.

The guidance aims to ensure that these relationships are contributing to an organisation’s charitable purpose for the public benefit. It has been developed following an extensive period of sector consultation and is based on existing trustee duties.

 

The Office for Civil Society, with support from the Cabinet Office has written a guide for voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations considering selling to central and local government or becoming part of the supply chain for delivering public services.

Fundraising reports launched
9 May, 2019

 

Two major charity reports have given a clearer picture of the current state of fundraising.

Tax coin jar
8 May, 2019

 

HM Treasury has published a Call for Evidence to gain a better understanding about how the Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has been used since its introduction in 2014, including levels of take up and what impact it has had on social enterprises’ access to finance.

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