Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing
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Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing

22 May 2015

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Registration, reporting and audit thresholds raised in Charities Act review

Nearly 4,000 charities could be spared the expense of a full audit if Lord Hodgson’s advice to increase the audit income threshold from £500,000 to £1m is adopted by ministers.

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The sector’s fundraising bodies must put aside their vested interests and find a way to build a central self-regulatory body covering all aspects of fundraising, Lord Hodgson has warned.

Hodgson backs charges for filing accounts and fines for late filers

The Charity Commission should be allowed to fine charities that don’t submit their accounts on time, and charge fees for filing annual returns, Lord Hodgson has stated in his Charities Act review.


Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

Charities with annual income of more than £1m should be able to pay their trustees without seeking permission from the Charity Commission, Lord Hodgson has recommended in his official review of the Charities Act 2006.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Statutory lobbying register proposal should be scrapped, say MPs

The government should scrap its plans for a statutory register of lobbyists because it simply wouldn’t be very effective at improving transparency, an influential committee of MPs has recommended.


Olympic torch-carrying charity chief executive is suspended

A charity chief executive, who had recently carried the Olympic torch for her charity work, has been suspended from her job.

Comms giant Everything Everywhere supports Go On UK

Everything Everywhere has today been announced as a founding partner of Go On UK, the digital inclusion charity launched by Martha Lane Fox earlier this year.

MPs support charity e-petition in Commons debate

Backbench MPs supported a motion calling on the government to review the issue of air ambulance services being charged VAT on fuel during a debate in the House of Commons yesterday.

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