7 April, 2020

 

Bristol City Council has reaffirmed its support for those struggling to pay their council tax during the COVID-19 crisis.

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the council already offered reductions to those who might be struggling due to financial difficulties.

Now the council is reassuring residents that it will extend this support to those finding it difficult to pay as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

2 April, 2020

 

HMRC is postponing the digital links phase of its Making Tax Digital initiative due to the coronavirus outbreak.

HMRC told Charity Tax Group (CTG): “We understand that the impact of Covid-19 is creating extremely difficult times for all, and we are committed to helping in every way possible all those businesses facing unprecedented challenges.

Financial support during the COVID-19 pandemic

Social enterprise Roots HR will be delivering a webinar looking at the HR implications of COVID-19 delving into issues such as managing and paying your people through the pandemic. Roots HR are the UK's leading provider of HR services to the social sector. The webinar will be delivered by Jan Golding, the founder and CEO of the business and will take place at 11am.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00
5 February, 2020

 

The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) has published its State of Local Government Finance report. 

The report is based on information provided by senior figures from around half of all English Councils.  

According to LGiU, this year’s findings tell a story of local government battling with the consequences of years of under-investment and neglect but continuing to be ambitious and innovative on behalf of their residents and places. 

Key findings included: 

28 January, 2020

 

The government is proposing that charitable trusts should be exempt from registering with the Trusts Registration Service.

The announcement was made in a technical consultation on the Fifth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) on the 24 January.

Comic Relief social investment fund, Red Shed, has launched a new report on changes that are required to make social investment more effective and sustainable in supporting social organisations and encouraging social innovation.

What’s in it For Us? Looks at social investment from the view of small and medium-sized charities and is based on engagement with 233 Comic Relief funded organisations. The research aimed to address a number of questions, including:

7 January, 2020

 

This course will give you an introduction to the basics around financial management for charities (legal requirements, SORP, best practice management reporting). You'll be led by an expert in charity finance and accounting, who can show you the ropes in just half a day.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 26 March, 2020 - 09:45 to 13:30

 

Power to Change has published its fifth annual report on the community business market in England.

It uses a refined methodology and the most accurate data to describe the structure, size and shape of the community business market in 2019 and considers the outlook for the year ahead.

4 November, 2019

 

The Charity Commission, along with the other UK regulators is seeking engagement partners to join key stakeholder groups that will help to gather feedback and ideas for changes to the charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP).

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