Charities could lose out on gift aid under devolution settlement, tax experts warn

Charities could lose out on gift aid under devolution settlement, tax experts warn

27 Nov 2014 | Finance | David Ainsworth

Proposals from the Smith Commission to give Scotland powers over the rate of income tax will have “significant implications” for tax relief on donations, charity infrastructure bodies said today.


Charities could lose out on gift aid under devolution settlement, tax experts warn

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'Be careful what you say and don't be boring on social media'

Don’t be too serious on social media and be prepared to pay for premium services, delegates at yesterday’s Charity Technology Conference heard.

'Focus on people as well as technology', IT experts told

IT directors need to learn when to step back and allow others in their organisation to experiment with technology, but be there to pick up the pieces if it all goes wrong, a sector IT leader has said.

Joint registration between Charity Commission and HMRC delayed

Plans for the Charity Commission and HM Revenue & Customs to set up a joint registration process for charities are likely to be delayed until 2016, the Commission has said.

Social Investment Business

Charities and social enterprises have won investments and contracts worth over £117m after receiving grants from a fund aimed at building capacity.

The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.

» Public service contract culture undermines volunteers, new report claims

Charity Technology Conference 2014: Top tweets

The ninth successful year of the Charity Technology Conference, organised by Civil Society Media, took place yesterday. We round up delegates' views of the highlights. 

More will-writers prompting clients to leave legacy gifts, research shows

More solicitors and will-writers are telling their clients about leaving a legacy than at any time in the last decade, research commissioned by Remember A Charity shows.

Charity regulation in crisis and Protection of Charities Bill is little help, Parliamentarians told

Charity regulation is in a state of crisis and the current draft Protection of Charities Bill is simply “tinkering around the edges”, according to evidence submitted to the committee considering the Bill.

NCVO backs Commission's focus on regulation

NCVO supports the Charity Commission’s decision to focus more on regulation, but is cautious about the need for new powers in the Protection of Charities Bill, Sir Stuart Etherington told the committee scrutinising the bill yesterday.

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