Charities could lose out on gift aid under devolution settlement, tax experts warn

Charities could lose out on gift aid under devolution settlement, tax experts warn

27 Nov 2014 | Finance | David Ainsworth

Proposals from the Smith Commission to give Scotland powers over the rate of income tax will have “significant implications” for tax relief on donations, charity infrastructure bodies said today.


Charities could lose out on gift aid under devolution settlement, tax experts warn

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Joint registration between Charity Commission and HMRC delayed

Plans for the Charity Commission and HM Revenue & Customs to set up a joint registration process for charities are likely to be delayed until 2016, the Commission has said.

Social Investment Business

Charities and social enterprises have won investments and contracts worth over £117m after receiving grants from a fund aimed at building capacity.

More will-writers prompting clients to leave legacy gifts, research shows

More solicitors and will-writers are telling their clients about leaving a legacy than at any time in the last decade, research commissioned by Remember A Charity shows.

Charity regulation in crisis and Protection of Charities Bill is little help, Parliamentarians told

Charity regulation is in a state of crisis and the current draft Protection of Charities Bill is simply “tinkering around the edges”, according to evidence submitted to the committee considering the Bill.

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

NCVO backs Commission's focus on regulation

NCVO supports the Charity Commission’s decision to focus more on regulation, but is cautious about the need for new powers in the Protection of Charities Bill, Sir Stuart Etherington told the committee scrutinising the bill yesterday.

ASA bans Health Lottery advert for encouraging gambling behaviour

The Advertising Standards Agency has ruled that an advert from the Health Lottery promoting an online direct debit offer cannot be shown as it is irresponsible and encourages gambling.

Nearly 40 per cent of people in the UK say they are put off donating to charity by viral fundraising campaigns, new research by a money saving website shows.

Liam Black

Charities and social enterprises can become so focused on pleasing funders that they lose sight of beneficiaries, a social enterprise conference heard yesterday.

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