Charity Compliance Update – February 2018

It’s been a relatively quiet month regarding new consultations this month however, read on to get up to speed with updated automatic disqualification rules and revised HMRC VAT guidance around contracts versus grants. Automatic disqualification rules From 1 August 2018 changes to the automatic disqualification rules (for charities registered in England and Wales) mean that […]

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Changing your charity structure

In recent years, more and more newly-registered charities (in England and Wales) have started life as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Existing unincorporated charities – Trusts and Associations – have been able to convert to a CIO since the Charities Act 2011 was enacted however, until now, incorporated charities (those registered with Companies House in […]

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Charity Compliance Update – December 2017

Charity Compliance Update

Reporting matters of interest – regulator guidance published On 22 November 2017 the UK’s charity regulators – being Charity Commission of Northern Ireland, Charity Commission for England and Wales and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator – published joint guidance for auditors and independent examiners around the reporting of matters of interest. Examples of […]

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YOUR CHARITY FAQS ANSWERED – Property accounting and asset leasing

Have you ever started a conversation with your accountant by saying; “This may be a stupid question but….”? Typically, these questions are the things which matter most to you at that point in time and therefore deserve to be explored and answered. In this new quarterly series, I will explore questions posed by our charity […]

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That budgeting feeling…


Now that the festive season is behind us, some charity finance teams may be experiencing a different, more sobering feeling (often one of dread) as budgeting season approaches. Of course, to keep your charity’s finances on track over the course of each financial year you need a realistic and informed budget. Starting the budgeting process […]

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