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All news by: Kevin Cooper

Small Business Brexit Support Fund

Since 15 March 2021, smaller businesses can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU. 

Extension to the VAT deferral scheme

Organisations were able to take advantage of the Coronavirus VAT payment deferral scheme in 2020 but with a repayment deadline approaching HMRC have made these options available for those which still need to pay.

CO-OP COVID-19 Food Support Fund

The CO-OP have launched their own COVID-19 funding programme to support voluntary and community groups that run programmes relating to providing emergency food and programmes that can address food insecurity and its impacts. 

More help for national and local charities working on the front line.

Following much pressure from the sector and MPs, the Government announced more financial support for Charities during these unprecedented times.  

More help for national and local charities working on the front line.

Following much pressure from the sector and MPs, the Government announced more financial support for Charities during these unprecedented times.  

Coronavirus: specific measures and support for the charity sector

Understandably, charities are concerned about the current coronavirus crisis, which will impact on both the work they are able to undertake, and income to generate. Many do not have sufficient cash reserves. With the NCVO announcing that the charity sector could lose at least £4bn over the next 12 weeks, we want to ensure our charity clients are aware of the measures and support available to you during this time. We will keep this page updated and urge you to get in contact if you have further questions on the below.

Coronavirus: specific measures and support for the charity sector

Understandably, charities are concerned about the current coronavirus crisis, which will impact on both the work they are able to undertake, and income to generate. Many do not have sufficient cash reserves. With the NCVO announcing that the charity sector could lose at least £4bn over the next 12 weeks, we want to ensure our charity clients are aware of the measures and support available to you during this time. We will keep this page updated and urge you to get in contact if you have further questions on the below.

HMRC: Charities can no longer claim VAT relief on social media advertising

HMRC is writing to charities to inform them of the latest changes to VAT relief on social media advertising. 

Small charities can benefit from £50,000 fund

The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is the first fund from the Department for International Development (DFID) tailored to the needs of small, grassroots British charities doing outstanding humanitarian and development work.

Small charities can benefit from £50,000 fund

The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is the first fund from the Department for International Development (DFID) tailored to the needs of small, grassroots British charities doing outstanding humanitarian and development work.

Insider fraud: What charities can do to minimise the risks.

In 2018, the Charity Commission published a report on their study into how insider fraud is affecting charities and non-profit organisations.

Insider fraud: What charities can do to minimise the risks.

In 2018, the Charity Commission published a report on their study into how insider fraud is affecting charities and non-profit organisations.

Insider fraud: What charities can do to minimise the risks.

The Charity Commission has published a report on their study into how insider fraud is affecting charities and non-profit organisations.  

Small charities can benefit from £50,000 fund

The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is the first fund from the Department for International Development (DFID) tailored to the needs of small, grassroots British charities doing outstanding humanitarian and development work.  

Set your New Year resolutions

This is not the place to discuss your personal options, but this is an ideal time to consider your business and personal financial planning options for 2019. What are your options?

Set your New Year resolutions

This is not the place to discuss your personal options, but this is an ideal time to consider your business and personal financial planning options for 2019. What are your options?

Are you feeling charitable?

If you are feeling charitable, remember that a donation to charity under the Gift Aid scheme benefits from tax relief. 

Are you feeling charitable?

If you are feeling charitable, remember that a donation to charity under the Gift Aid scheme benefits from tax relief. 

Gift Aid: Changes to declarations and maintaining the levels of giving

In November 2015 HMRC published new model gift aids for single and multiple donations. Whilst the "simplification" is welcome, there are also new information requirements that have received less positive reactions.  Charities were required to update the declarations used, by 5 April 2016. With the increase in personal allowances to £11,000 (2016-17), and the new dividend allowance of £5,000, individuals may now be taken out of tax altogether.   

Gift Aid: Changes to declarations and maintaining the levels of giving

In November 2015 HMRC published new model gift aids for single and multiple donations. Whilst the "simplification" is welcome, there are also new information requirements that have received less positive reactions.  Charities were required to update the declarations used, by 5 April 2016. With the increase in personal allowances to £11,000 (2016-17), and the new dividend allowance of £5,000, individuals may now be taken out of tax altogether.