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Charity Commission consults on draft new guidance on reporting serious incidents

The Charity Commission has identified that too many “serious incidents” are not being reported or are only being disclosed in a charity’s annual return. A new public consultation and draft new guidance are intended to clarify the circumstances in which charities should notify the Charity Commission.

Government launches consultation on corporate contributions to grassroots sport

The Government has launched a public consultation on how to expand the support that can be given to grassroots sports through the corporation tax system.

Museums and galleries get VAT relief to encourage free admissions

The Government has expanded the VAT refund scheme so that VAT incurred by museums and galleries in connection with free admissions to the public may now be recoverable.

Government launches consultation on changes to the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

HMRC has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme to help ensure it benefits as many charities as possible.

Data protection law is changing. Are you ready?

With data protection regulation changes expected mid-2018, failure to prepare now may result in the inconvenience of a last minute rush, or worse, a fine for non-compliance.

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 receives Royal Assent

The new Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act gives significant powers to the Charity Commission, reforms the regulation of charity fundraising and enables charities to make social investments.

The PSC Register – charities and social enterprises

Since 6 April 2016, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 requires UK companies to create and maintain a new statutory register (known …

Gift Aid on memberships: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?

Guidance offered for clubs considering claiming Gift Aid on membership fees.

Civil Aviation Authority – guidance for charities and fundraisers

Guidance issued by the CAA for charities and fundraisers offering flights and flight inclusive trips.

ICO criticism of data handling at charity

Alzheimer’s Society ordered to take action after lapses by volunteers over handling of personal data.