Seven in 10 Brits give to charity, study reveals

More than seven in 10 Brits say they gave charitably in the last month, a major new study has revealed. The finding forms part of the Charities Aid Foundation’s (CAF) annual survey of charitable giving behaviour across the world. The

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Charities know perpetrator in half of all fraud cases, study reveals

Insider fraud is the single biggest risk to the charity sector, a major new report has suggested. The Charity Commission study, entitled Preventing charity fraud: insights and action, is the largest analysis of fraud committed against charities in the UK.

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Do not sign up to MTD until you are ready, warns regulator

Charities who have had their Making Tax Digital (MTD) start date deferred to 1 October 2019 do not have to register until the first return is due early next year, the Charity Tax Group (CTG) have said. For many charities,

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New rules make it easier for charities to comply with Making Tax Digital

The rules around new digital tax reporting requirements will be relaxed for charities and other not-for-profit entities, it has been revealed. The new system – known as Making Tax Digital (MTD) – requires almost all organisations to keep their VAT

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Do not recover VAT on social media advertising, says HMRC

It has been confirmed that charities cannot claim VAT relief on social media advertising after HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued a new briefing notice to financial controllers. The letter – published online – clarifies the regulator’s position on the

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Charity regulators call for major overhaul of Charities SORP

Policymakers have called for major changes to the Charities SORP – also known as the Statement of Recommended Practice on Accounting and Reporting by Charities. It comes after a panel of experts published their final report into the financial reporting

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Half of charities lack digital strategy required to succeed, study shows

More than half of organisations operating in the not-for-profit sector do not have a digital strategy, a new study has revealed. The findings form part of the new Digital Skills Report 2019, one of the largest surveys of the digital

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Instagram launches new donation tool as online giving trend continues to rise

Online giving is set to receive a further boost, following the news that Instagram is planning to launch a new tool that will allow people to make donations through its featured stories. Parent company Facebook, has said that the online

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Charity Commission launches fraud resilience survey

The Charity Commission has launched a survey, aimed at helping to better understand both charities’ resilience to fraud and their levels of cyber security The commission highlights the fact that fraud is a growing problem for the third sector, costing

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UK welcomes first digital code of practice for charities

The UK’s first digital code of practice for charities has been launched to help charities improve their digital skills. The Charity Digital Code of Practice was created in collaboration by a sector-wide group led by independent digital expert, Zoe Amar.

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