Spotlight on Charities

Although charity law varies across the UK, charity governance is very much in the spotlight. In a recent report, the Charity Commission for England and Wales (CCEW) suggested that nearly 40% of small charities were submitting inaccurate financial information. Small charities are defined as those with annual income below £25,000, and this category makes up … Continue reading Spotlight on Charities

HMRC Launch Free Gift Aid Guide

HM Revenue and Customs have published a free online guide to help charities complete Gift Aid donation schedules. The step-by-step guide tells charities how to claim back tax on eligible donations, help in choosing the right software, and advice on completing the schedule and filling in the form. This follows on from research last year, … Continue reading HMRC Launch Free Gift Aid Guide

Making the Most of Gift Aid

Recent research from HMRC has suggested that small charities and some sports clubs are missing out on £600 million in additional funding, with a third of donations failing to add Gift Aid. Who does Gift Aid apply to? As well as charities, Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) can also take advantage of the Gift Aid … Continue reading Making the Most of Gift Aid