Claiming gift aid: What are the rules?

Most charities rely on the generosity of their donors to fund the important work they do, whether through fundraising events, sponsorship challenges, collections, or individual donations. The additional relief that’s available through gift aid can make even more of...

Does your charity need an audit?

Charities need to inspire trust. The people who support them, work for them and donate to them do so because they believe in the cause they’re working towards – but they also need to have confidence that the organisation itself is being managed in the right way. One...

What does Budget 2018 mean for charities?

It was hard to know what to expect from this year’s Budget, with the Prime Minister promising the “end of austerity”, and Brexit around the corner. But after the Office for Budget Responsibility’s forecast provided an unexpected windfall, the Chancellor was able to...

Charity annual return 2018: what’s changing?

You might have heard about the upcoming changes to the 2018 charity annual return, but are you prepared for the new questions? The Charity Commission has published some of the questions it will include, giving charities time to get ready before the return is made...