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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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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#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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Government commits to continued aid funding in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

The Government has confirmed it will commit to funding the post-March 2019 outputs of any programme funded from the ECHO’s core budget should the UK leave the European Union in a “no-deal” scenario. The measure, published as part of its

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