CCEW has updated its guidance on faith charities in order to make it easier to find information, including retitling its guidance to ‘managing faith charities as trustees’. The guidance covers a range of issues where the nature of faith charities necessitates additional, specific guidance beyond that provided in the CCEW’s more general guidance for charities. These include iss ...

Several areas of the Fundraising Regulator’s guidance for charities have been updated in recent months that charities should be aware of. The Fundraising Regulator regulates all fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland carried out by charitable institutions. In July guidance was issued in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising on supporting safe and ...

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned the government that the planned rise in national insurance will squeeze budgets and affect economic growth. The rise will see employers, employees and the self-employed pay 1.25p more in the pound from April 2022. From April 2023, the extra tax will be collected as part of the new Health and Social Care Levy. Prime Minist ...

Consumer group Which? has urged taxpayers to avoid using so-called 'refund firms' to claim tax rebates. Which? stated that people are losing hundreds of pounds by using third-party companies to claim tax rebates rather than going directly to HMRC. Research carried out by the group found that one in five people had been either contacted directly by a tax refund company via ema ...

The government's Help to Grow: Digital scheme – designed to support smaller businesses in adopting digital technologies – is now open for applications. Under the scheme, eligible businesses can now receive discounts of up to £5,000 off the retail price of approved digital accounting and CRM software from leading technology suppliers. Businesses can also access practical, spec ...

Separate from the Charities Bill, the Dormant Assets Bill is also being considered by Parliament and will enable additional dormant assets from the insurance and pensions, investments, wealth management and securities sectors to be transferred into the dormant assets scheme. This could make an estimated £880 million available to fund social investment across the UK. Guidance: ...

It may have only accelerated an existing trend, but one of the consequences of the COVID-19  pandemic is a growing expectation from employees on flexible working arrangements going forward, and the ability to work regularly from home after the pandemic has ended. 40% of employers report that they expect more than half their workforce to work regularly from home once the pandemi ...

Public perception of the charity sector is improving, as demonstrated by recent research commissioned by CCEW. Three years ago trust in charities hit an all-time low following several high-profile scandals, but an independent study by Yonder shows that charities are among the most trusted groups in society, third only after doctors and the police. The improvement seems to have ...

HMRC has published the latest edition of the Employer Bulletin. This guidance for employers, and their agents, includes articles on: reporting PAYE information in real time when payments are made early at Christmas preventing and correcting payroll errors Health and Social Care - National Insurance contribution increase UK-Swiss Convention on Social Security Coordination ...

HMRC has reminded self assessment taxpayers to declare any COVID-19 grant payments on their 2020/21 tax return. According to HMRC, more than 2.7 million customers claimed at least one Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) payment up to 5 April 2021. The tax authority says these grants are taxable and customers should declare them on their 2020/21 tax return before the ...