#UKCharityWeek 2018 helps to support not-for-profit organisations

At the beginning of December, a number of charity fundraising and awareness events took place to celebrate #UKCharityWeek 2018, an event designed to encourage donors to support third sector organisations. The week, which was supported by charity partners Cure Leukaemia,

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Charities invited to ‘have their say’ on the new Charities SORP

The Charity Commission has launched its first consultation to seek views on how best to reform the process for developing the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP). The regulator said it welcomes recommendations for any necessary changes to ensure SORP “remains

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Keep your charity safe from fraud this Christmas

This Christmas, charities are being urged to protect themselves against a new kind of ‘CEO fraud’ which The Charity Commission claims is being carried out using festive gift cards. Recent reports to the UK’s national fraud reporting centre, Action Fraud,

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Hull accountants urge aspiring professionals to create a cracker of a CV this Christmas

A Hull-based accountancy firm is urging people who are interested in a career in the profession to use the Christmas holidays to spruce up their CVs, as it prepares to embark on the search for its 2019 trainee intake. Smailes

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How will Brexit affect the pound? Moneycorp take a look at what the vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal could mean for the sterling

As we build up to December 11th and the vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, it appears we are no closer to knowing whether the deal will be agreed on and signed in time for the UK to leave the

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Unwrapping Christmas tax gifts

Christmas is a time for giving, but many businesses may not be aware that their gifts can be made in a tax-efficient manner, which could make raising festive spirits that little bit cheaper. While Christmas parties may not be for

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UK takes second spot for tax compliance in G20

New research from the World Bank has revealed that the UK has the second most effective tax system amongst the G20 nations for tax compliance and ease of paying corporate taxes. According to the survey, companies take an average of

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House of Lords calls for a delay to Making Tax Digital

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has criticised HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for its handling of Making Tax Digital (MTD) and called for a delay to some of the regime’s mandatory requirements. The majority of VAT-registered businesses with

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Italian e-invoicing requirements make Making Tax Digital look like a walk in the park

While a series of false starts and changes of direction have made Making Tax Digital (MTD) seem more complicated than it might need to be, new e-invoicing requirements that come into effect in Italy from 1 January 2019 make it

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180,500 first-time buyers benefit from relief on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

Figures released by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have revealed that 180,500 first-time buyers have benefited from the Government’s changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). HMRC estimates that first-time buyers have saved a total of more than £426 million

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