21 January, 2019

 

HM Revenue & Customs has announced that charitable trusts have an extra six months’ “soft-landing period” to comply with its digital tax rules.

From April the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) scheme is set to become compulsory for the majority of organisations with a turnover greater than £85,000.

7 January, 2019

 

Voscur has received confirmation from Bristol City Council that Discretionary Rates Relief will continue to be applied this year.

A representative of the council’s Revenues Finance team told Voscur:

19 December, 2018

 

Voscur is advising VCSE organisations in Bristol that have a turnover greater than £100,000 to prepare for cuts to discretionary rate relief.

Bristol City Council is one of many local authorities across the country that has chosen to cut the business rates relief that it provides to charities in order to help balance its budget.

18 December, 2018

 

The Education Secretary Damian Hinds has announced an additional £250 million to councils over the next two years to support children with Special Educational Needs (SEND).

The other £100 million will be used to create more specialist places in mainstream schools, with aim of giving more children and young people access to a good school or college place that meets their individual needs.

17 December, 2018

 

The Charity Commission has issued an alert warning charities about the risk of CEO fraud through Christmas gift cards.

12 December, 2018

 

Big Lottery is working on a jointly funded programme with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to invest £1.14 million to improve access to training, support and advice.

It is part of a wider government strategy to improve safeguarding practice across the voluntary sector in England.

12 December, 2018

 

Next week is your last chance to submit your response to Bristol City Council's consultation on its budget. The deadline for responses is midnight on Monday 17 of December. We've published our response below in advance of submitting it to give Bristol's VCSE sector the opportunity to comment and contribute.

10 December, 2018

 

A group of some of the UK’s most well-known funders and funded organisations launched a new set of principles for grant reporting.

5 December, 2018

 

The Guardian has published the results of a poll which gives a picture of racial bias in Britain.

The report shows that people from ethnic minorities are more likely than white people to report a set of negative experiences linked to unconscious bias.

3 December, 2018

 

Advocate: Jackie Citron

Board Chair: Sally Lewis

Date of meeting: 14 November 2018

 

Relevant discussions:

Jackie has offered to become involved in the new Contextual Safeguarding Subgroup given previous experience and current role working with HSB. She has been invited to monthly meetings from Dec 18.

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