Managing and Developing your group- News and Updates
New guide published to help charities avoid cheque fraud

The cheque clearing body for England, Scotland and Wales has issued a guide to help charities avoid cheque fraud. 


02 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


Young Scot Awards 2014 is now open for nominations

Your chance to nominate a young person who gives a lot to your local community. 


22 January 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


OSCR have confirmed new guidelines

OSCR have confirmed new guidelines for the Scottish independence referendum.


25 July 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


New guidelines for data protection and social media.

New guidence in the use of the Data Protection Act (1998) and social media.


27 June 2013


OSCR produces new Anti-Fraud Strategy.

In response to a new National Fraud Authority report, OSCR has produced an Anti-Fraud Strategy for charities.


27 June 2013


New system launched for switching current accounts.

Launching in September 2013, a new and free system for switching current accounts. 


25 June 2013


The Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives launches new publication.

The Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives launches a new publication of draft guidance for voluntary organisations. Primarily aimed at smaller organisations, this guidance is designed to help manage, store and use archival material.


18 May 2013


New link to Scottish Environment Protection Agency website added

New link to Scottish Environment Protection Agency website added to the links library on the Community Toolkit.


26 April 2013


New online service for Gift Aid claims launches

HMRC launches Charities Online and Charities For Agents online services from the 22 April 2013.


22 April 2013