Focus On Charities

Clarity for charities on reporting requirements under Making Tax Digital

28
Nov, 2017

From April 2019, HMRC will expect VAT registered businesses that exceed the VAT threshold to provide their VAT return data in a digital format as per the requirements of the Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime. MTD is intended to make

VAT relief on targeted social media advertising: fact or fiction?

28
Nov, 2017

Charities have been warned not to expect zero-rated VAT relief on marketing or advertisements that are targeted at individuals or groups – amid concerns that many not-for-profit organisations believe that this activity is eligible for relief. The report advised that,

Majority of UK charities are yet to publish gender pay gap information

28
Nov, 2017

Just 85 of the 9,000 not-for-profit, private, and public-sector organisations which are required to publish their pay data have done so, according to new Government figures. Furthermore, Charity Finance, the industry magazine, revealed that less than 50 per cent of

Back-pay bill causing concern for charities

28
Nov, 2017

Concerns have been raised about the impact that a £400 million bill for back-pay could have on a large number of charities and care providers. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is currently pursuing firms for some six-years’ worth of wages.

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

1
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

1
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

1
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

1
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

31
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

31
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

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