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What Trustees can Learn from the Commission's Inquiry into Durand Education Trust

Friday, 13 January 2017

The Charity Commission's inquiry report on the Durand Education Trust contains some important lessons for other charities, particularly those with related entities, such as academy trusts and trading companies.


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A New Investment Vehicle for Charities

Friday, 13 January 2017

October saw the launch of the Charity Authorised Investment Fund (CAIF) structure, a new pooled investment vehicle specifically for charities.


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The Ever-Changing Fundraising Landscape

Friday, 13 January 2017

Fundraising has remained a hot topic in the charity sector, with attention from regulators and the media being devoted to charity fundraising practices.


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Safeguarding - What Charities Should Know

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Safeguarding duties affect a broad range of charities - make sure you know what your duties are


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Charity News Speed-Read

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Bite-sized charity news, including public warnings and the new fundraising regulator


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Useful Lessons from the Charity Commission

Thursday, 15 September 2016

We reveal lessons from recent reports, including the importance of financial resilience and careful management of conflicts of interests, and an almshouse charity successfully updating its governing document by scheme


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Social Investment - New Power or Trap for the Unwary?

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Why charities need to understand what a social investment looks like


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Useful Reminder on Annual Leave Entitlement and Periods of Sickness

Thursday, 15 September 2016

What happens if a worker is unable to use their annual leave owing to sick leave?


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Charity Specialist Joins VWV

Monday, 09 October 2017

Charity specialist and Partner, Paul Voller, has joined our leading Charities team from Bircham Dyson Bell, where he has been a Partner for the last 18 years.

Simon Heald and Paul Voller

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Consultation on Taxation of Travel and Subsistence Payments

Friday, 09 October 2015

HMRC has published a discussion paper on the taxation of travel and subsistence payments.


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Regulatory Action by the Charity Commission - What Can You Learn From It?

Friday, 01 July 2016

We round-up some recent Commission inquiry reports and the lessons to be learned


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Companies Annual Return to be Replaced with a 'Confirmation Statement'

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Following changes introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, all companies (including charitable companies) will be requiredto a file a 'confirmation statement' at Companies House in place of an annual return


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The Goddard Inquiry - What You Need to Know

Friday, 01 July 2016

The Goddard Inquiry is a statutory inquiry established to investigate whether public bodies and other non-statutory institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse in England and Wales.


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Brand Management - Why You Should Protect Your Charity Brand

Friday, 01 July 2016

Brand management is key - we set out simple steps charities can take


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People with Significant Control - Guidance for Charities

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

With effect from 6 April 2016, all companies, including charitable companies, are required to maintain a register of