Tearfund's Alison Hopkinson on going from PCs to poverty relief
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Tearfund's Alison Hopkinson on going from PCs to poverty relief

5 Mar 2015 | Alison Hopkinson

Tearfund’s finance director, Alison Hopkinson, talks to David Ainsworth about a career
that has taken her from protecting margins on PCs to helping bring
people out of poverty.

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The Kidd Legacy case: lessons to be learned

Charity property lawyer Andrew Small examines the detail of the charity tribunal's ruling in the Dartford council land case.

Keeping the trustee finger on the H&S pulse

Colin Rae, chairman of Turning Point Scotland, explains how the introduction of a web-based database and reporting system has helped the organisation manage the flow of information relating to health and safety.

An internal audit's view of fraud

The recession has prompted fraudsters to find ever more ingenious methods of lining their pockets. Jill Reid, WRVS' head of audit and risk management, offers some tips on how to prevent, identify and address fraudulent activity within your charity.

Funding costly court cases

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Technical briefing: VAT recovery on investment costs

For years charities have tried to recover VAT incurred on investment and portfolio management services. Finally, HMRC has now agreed that in certain circumstances VAT on such costs can be partially recovered.

Technical briefing: New time limits for gift aid claims

The Finance Act 2008 introduced changes to bring in line the various time limits for assessments and claims under VAT, corporation tax, capital gains tax and income tax.

Technical briefing: New tax penalty regime from January 2010

Andrea Sofield explains the detail of the new penalty regime being introduced by HMRC for tax errors next year

The will to fight

With the RSPCA losing a legacy tussle in the High Court, Matthew Duncan wonders whether more charities will face similar battles.

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