Managing and Developing your group- News and Updates
New charity accounting framework published

Two new Statements of Recommended Practice (SORP) have been published by the joint SORP making body, the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).


18 July 2014


HMRC Gift Aid Outreach Team

HMRC Charities section has recently set up a new dedicated Outreach Team to offer help and support to charities in claiming Gift Aid and Employment Allowance.


01 July 2014


Charities SORP Consultation

The Financial Reporting Council has approved the new Charities Statements of Recommended Practice (SORP) for publication. It is due to be published this summer on the SORP website.  The Charities SORP provides recommendations for accounting and reporting, how accounting standards should be applied in the context of charities and how to account for charity specific transactions. 


19 June 2014


Third Sector Awards 2014

Now in their 10th year, the Third Sector Awards recognise the talent, innovation and success of not-for-profit organisations, be they large or small, registered charities or social enterprises.


27 May 2014


Supporting Communities – a national support package from SCDC.

The Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) is now into the second stage of their Supporting Communities programme which is an expanded package of support for community organisations across Scotland.  The support package will run until March 2015 and aims to increase the capacity of community groups and organisations to effect change and contribute to the regeneration of their communities. 


26 May 2014


Gift Aid donation spreadsheet amended by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have amended it's instructions on how to complete the Gift Aid schedule spreadsheet.


02 May 2014


More bodies eligible for Freedom of Information requests

New legislation to extend to sports and cultural Trusts set up by Local Authorities.


01 May 2014


Supporting Communities: The Way Ahead

The Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) is offering an expanded package of support for community organisations across Scotland to contribute to the regeneration of their communities.


30 April 2014


HMRC is asking for views on how to reduce the use of charities as tax avoidance schemes

HMRC has put forward two views on how to reduce charities being used as tax avoidance schemes and is asking for feedback from the third sector.


01 April 2014


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) updates tax return information for charities

HMRC has updated its guidance for charities completing tax returns.


26 February 2014


Details of the Autumn Statement and how it will affect the third sector

Details on the Autumn Statement made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.


01 January 2014


Scottish Government opens consultation on charitable organisation’s water rates

Third sector organisations are to have their say on Scottish Government proposals to exempt charities with a turnover of less than £75,000 per year from water and sewerage charges.


29 November 2013


HMRC releases details of new legislation relating to Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs)

New changes to tax legislation after consultation to CASCs.


29 November 2013


Scottish Government launches The White Paper

The Scottish Government has launched The White Paper, which outlines proposals should Scotland become independent.


28 November 2013


Comic Relief offers free software

Comic Relief is offering free software to help charities with the new Charities Online Gift Aid system.


16 October 2013


HMRC stop using R68i form for Gift Aid

from 01 October 2013 HMRC is no longer accepting R68i paper forms for Gift Aid claims.


16 October 2013


ACAS have commissioned a new research paper

ACAS have commissioned a new research paper exploring the use of social media for recruitment.


25 September 2013


OSCR asks for accounting guideline feedback

OSCR and the Charity Commission for England and Wales have launched a consultation to reshape charity accounting guidelines.


19 August 2013


ACAS launches new Online Service

 The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) have launched a new Online Helpline.


19 August 2013


HMRC has published guidance on Tainted Charity Donations rules

HMRC has published guidance on Tainted Charity Donations rules to clarify the relationship between charity and donor.


25 July 2013


HMRC launch new guidance for Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme

HMRC have published detailed guidances notes for the Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme (GASDS).


25 July 2013