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HMRC trials new online service to register for charity tax status

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched a trial of its new digital service which enables charities to apply for charity tax status online.  …

Charity Tribunal allows appeal by Human Rights Charity

The Charity Tribunal has allowed an appeal by the Human Dignity Trust (HDT) against the Charity Commission’s decision not to register it as a …

Charity Commission publishes updated guidance on conflicts of interest

On 15 May 2014 the Charity Commission published its updated guidance on conflicts of interest (CC29) together with a case study and a paper …

Budget update 2014

Yesterday’s budget included a number of announcements relevant to charities and social enterprises.
Government consults on proposed tax-avoidance measures
The Government has published proposed measures to …

Reforms to Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) Legislation

HMRC undertook a review of the CASC scheme last year, culminating in a Summary of Responses, which identified the need for a number of …

Charity Commission registers Plymouth Brethren charity

The Charity Commission has accepted a re-submitted application from Preston Down Trust (PDT), part of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, to register as a …

HM Revenue & Customs updates guidance for charities on tax returns

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has updated its guidance on when charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) must submit a tax return.
For many …

European Court finds that VAT on ‘green fees’ is unlawful

Back in March 2012 we reported on the case of Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club, which concerned whether fees charged by a not-for-profit …

Charity Commission consults on reforms to common deposit funds

The Charity Commission has begun an eight week consultation on proposals to amend the schemes that it makes to establish Common Deposit Funds (CDFs).
In …

Charity Commission reforms content of the 2014 annual return

The Charity Commission has reformed the content of the Annual Return for 2014.
Charities with an income over £1million will no longer be required to …