Quicker off the mark: how long charities take to file accounts
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Quicker off the mark: how long charities take to file accounts

1 Apr 2015 | Alice Sharman

In an era of increasing transparency, Alice Sharman investigates how
long charities take to file their accounts and asks whether they should
do so more speedily.

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Quicker off the mark: how long charities take to file accounts

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A new SORP for 2010?

The next SORP will be shaped by the Accounting Standards Board's consultation on the future of UK GAAP, says Ray Jones

Election 2010:  Who's important?

In this article, the first of a series on the general election campaign, we profile some of the key political figures that could be influential in the setting of future policy affecting the sector. Many you’ll already know well, but we’ve also sought out some less familiar faces that we think could become central to their party’s relationship with the sector.

The full text of NCIA's letter to sector umbrella bodies about the Compact

The National Coalition for Independent Action today released an open letter to the chief executives of the five national bodies which have endorsed the revised National Compact, launched on 16 December 2009. The full text of the letter reads:

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2010 heralded not just a return to the standard rate of 17.5 per cent, but also the introduction of the 'VAT package', explains Robert Warne.

The widely held view that charities should stick to doing good works and stay clear of campaigning is a recipe for social stagnation. The world has changed, charities need to change with it and speak truth to power about what it takes to solve root causes of societal ills rather than pussyfoot around problems.

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iXBRL - HMRC's new online reporting requirements explained

From 1 April 2011, for any accounting period ending after 31 March 2010, HMRC requires that all corporation tax returns are filed online. All supporting documentation, including the accounts and tax computations for the accounting period, must also be filed online.

Considering the VAT rate change

On 1st January the VAT rate reverted to 17.5 per cent. This was the first VAT rate rise for 18 years, but in view of the dire state of public finances it may be months rather than years before it changes again. In view of this, it is important that charities ensure that they are able to cope with changes in the VAT rate.

Exempt charities and the effects of the Charities Act 2006

Andrew Malin explains the background to changes in the regulation of exempt charities in England and Wales, and offers an early insight into the approach of the Higher Education Funding Council for England to its new role as a principal regulator.

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