Autumn Newsletter for Charities

Autumn Newsletter for Charities

In this Autumn edition of our newsletter for charities, we consider the way the conduct of Oxfam workers has rightly drawn attention to the governance of charities, focussing attention on their safeguarding responsibilities. We remind you that the new code of...
Protect your charity from fraud

Protect your charity from fraud

The Charity Commission is urging charities to protect themselves from fraud following publication of its research into fraud awareness, resilience and cyber security. The survey, conducted this year updates one carried out in 2009. Over 3,300 charities took part and,...
Getting your charity audit right

Getting your charity audit right

The Charity Commission is concerned that some auditors are letting charities down. According to the Commission, over half of the accounts submitted by charities failed to meet basic benchmarks. It stresses that 44% did meet the required standards for a charity audit...
Bates Weston Summer Newsletter for Charities

Bates Weston Summer Newsletter for Charities

In this summer edition of our charities newsletter we are looking at reserves policies, conflicts of interest,  GDPR, cyber breaches and a digital code of practice plus the Charities SORP (FRS 102), the delay to the planned changes in probate fees, a cautionary tale...

Other announcements

Charity taxation From April 2019, the Government will introduce measures to reduce administrative burdens on charities. These include: An increase from £5,000 to £8,000 in the upper limit for trading charities can carry out without incurring a tax liability where...

Charity newsletter

In this issue of our charity newsletter we consider the impact of fundraising regulation, relevant consultations and legislative changes. We also include an update on Gift Aid and the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme, Digital advice for charities and the introduction...