10 Mar 2014
Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.
BTCV has revealed that it saved £850,000 on a property lease after enlisting the help of CharityPropertyHelp, a service offering chartered surveyors to charities on a pro bono basis.
The independent expert group on sector expenses says there is no significant evidence of expenses abuse in the sector and so charities should not be required by law to publish their trustees’ and managers’ expenses.
Four new bloggers will be joining the Civil Society stable following our competition to find new and interesting voices in the sector.
Charities and social enterprises will get to scale in health - if they are given a chance. The improvements that they can deliver are huge.
The great Eagles song Hotel California has the immortal lines “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave”, which perfectly sums up the growing pensions crisis gathering momentum in the voluntary sector.
From 6 April 2010, employees with more than 26 weeks’ service will have the right to request time to undertake study or training (also known as ‘time to train’).
On 1 January 2010, the basic rule for the place of supply of services for business-to-business (B2B) transactions for most services changed from where the supplier is established to where the business customer is established. However, the position for freight transport gets more complicated.
There has just been a surprising yet welcome decision from the First Tier Tax Tribunal on a VAT default surcharge case. The default surcharge regime applies tax-based penalties (2 per cent, 5 per cent, 10 per cent, then 15 per cent) for late submission and/or payment of VAT returns. Penalties are not mitigated if the return is late by only a day or two.
25 Mar 2014