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New CASC Regulations 2015 – Will your Club still comply?

The CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club) rules changed with effect from 1 April 2015.
Existing CASCs have a 12 month period of grace to see …

April Changes and News

By way of reminder we have summarised below employment related changes taking effect this month.

Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave (SPL) and Shared Parental Pay …

Upper Tribunal clarifies VAT rules on ‘business’ activity

The tax case has clarified when a charity is running a business for VAT purposes.
The Problem
Longridge on the Thames (Longridge), a watersports activity charity …

Important VAT savings available

Zero rating for value added tax
Significant funding may be available from grant-making bodies (including for example The Football Foundation, The Premier League Community Facilities …

Charitable Incorporated Organisations: can you benefit?

The (not so) new “charitable incorporated organisation” is becoming a popular vehicle for grassroots sports clubs.
It is now 21 months since the Charity Commission …

Commercial Partners: Sponsorship or Corporate Social Responsibility?

As annual sponsorship budgets have been tightened in the past few years, it has become increasingly difficult for sporting organisations, particularly at amateur and …

Grant or Contract? The difference can affect your club

Background
In September 2003 Woking Borough Council (Council) and Woking Museum and Arts and Crafts Centre (Centre), a registered charity, entered into an agreement whereby …

Holiday pay

Last November the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) handed down judgment in three joined cases which we shall refer to as the Bear case (Bear …

The end of Employment Tribunals?

The introduction of fees is having a profound impact on the number of claims being lodged at the Employment Tribunal and therefore employers, including …

New National Minimum Wage levels

Changes to National Minimum Wage have been implemented on 1 October 2014.
There are different rates of national minimum wage for four categories of worker:

Standard …