Focus On Charities

Charities will not have to pay “sleep-in” wage penalties, Government confirms

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Sep, 2017

The Government has now confirmed that it will waive the financial penalties faced by those disability organisations who were found to have underpaid their workers for “sleep-in” shifts – and HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) enforcement action will be suspended

Fall in charity text message donations

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Sep, 2017

Donations made to charities via text message fell by £7m last year, per new figures published by the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA). The UK regulator for content, goods, and services said the total raised was worth £115m to the third

Charities failing to adequately protect themselves from cyber-attacks

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Sep, 2017

A new study has revealed that less than one per cent of charities are properly protected against cybercrime, such as fraudulent emails and phishing attacks, leaving themselves, their donors and other stakeholders at increased risk. The study researched more than

Fall in total amount of tax relief claimed by charities

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Sep, 2017

The total amount of tax relief claimed by not-for-profit organisations has fallen by £50m, a new report has revealed. The figures, published by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), show that the total tax relief claimed by charities is estimated at

‘Get-out clause’ proposed for charities caught in pensions trap

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May, 2017

Charities will be given more time to pay to leave a multi-employer scheme under new plans announced by the Government towards the end of April. The news follows a consultation opened by The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) into

Charities increasingly at risk of cyber-attacks

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May, 2017

In an increasingly digital world, the threat of cyber-attacks on businesses, organisations and individuals is on the rise. Service provider, Eduserv, has warned that charities are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals, simply because of the volume of valuable data

New guidance on ‘consent’ published

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May, 2017

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into effect in May 2018, many organisations are already considering what can be done to prepare for this significant change. Earlier this year, The Fundraising Regulator published new guidance on

Revenue growth strong in not-for-profit sector

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May, 2017

Revenue across the not-for-profit sector grew to £45.5 billion in 2015, according to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). The figure, calculated using the latest data available, represents a slight year-on-year increase from 2014’s £44.3 billion revenue. It says

Increase in number of charities filing accounts on time

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May, 2017

New data from the Charity Commission reveals that the number of charities and not-for-profit organisations that were late filing their annual documents fell by 12 per cent year-on-year in 2016. The Commission also recorded a 20.5 per cent decrease in

Bill to reform GASDS receives royal assent

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Feb, 2017

The Bill to reform the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) has earned royal assent. Parliament concluded that the Bill, which will increase accessibility to the scheme, will come into force at the start of the 2017/18 tax year. Introduced

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