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'Shocking' tribunal decision calls on Friends of the Earth to pay £1m tax bill

23 Jun 2016 | Alice Sharman

Friends of the Earth's chief executive has condemned a tribunal decision instructing it to pay a tax bill of over £1m - a ninth of its annual income - as “shocking”.

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Commission proposes overhaul of independent examination rules

The Charity Commission has launched a consultation on proposed new directions for independent examiners assessing charities.

Regulators outline plans to require professional advisers to report on more matters

The three UK charity regulators have opened a joint consultation on a revised list of “significant matters” that auditors and independent examiners must report.

Annual reports 'too often treated by trustees as compliance exercise'

Charity annual reports often reveal little about governance and are treated by trustees as “a compliance exercise”, the head of accountancy services at the Charity Commission has said.

Nick Brooks stepping down as head of not-for-profit at Kingston Smith

Accountancy firm Kingston Smith has announced that Nick Brooks is stepping down and will be replaced by Neil Finlayson as the firm’s head of not-for-profit.

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A research consultation has been opened today into the future of the charities Statement of Recommended Practice, the financial guidance which governs charity accounts.

Eight new entrants in list of UK's 100 largest charities

There were eight new entrants to the Charity 100 Index this year, including the Canal & River Trust at 23 in the first year that the charity was eligible.

OSCR now publishing Scottish charities' accounts

Charities based in Scotland with incomes over £25,000, as well as all Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations, which file accounts after 1 April, will have their accounts published on the OSCR website.

True and Fair Foundation to publish report criticising charity shops and gift aid

The True and Fair Foundation is to publish another report criticising large charities for being inefficient, this time focusing on gift aid and other reliefs claimed by charity shops.

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Marie Curie appoints digital advisory board

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An app that claimed to support a charity rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean by enabling users to search...

Facebook looking to make ‘donate’ button available to UK charities this year

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