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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


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Long Awaited Consultation Paper on Converting to a CIO Published

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Since 2013, charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) have been able to register with the Charity Commission.


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Common Reporting Standard (CRS) - Impact on Charities

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The issue of tax transparency is currently at the forefront of the news following the leak of the 'Panama Papers'


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Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act Becomes Law

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 became law on 16 March 2016 on receiving royal assent.


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Collective Consultation Obligation Triggered Upon Provisional Decision to Close School

Friday, 03 July 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) dismissed a school's appeal, against a 90 day protective award for each employee where no consultation took place over the closure of the school and the school was not aware of its consultation obligations.


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Proposals to Extend Freedom of Information to Charities

Thursday, 04 February 2016

On 19 January 2016, Liberal Democrat chief whip Tom Brake MP introduced the Freedom of Information (Public Interest and Transparency) Bill 2015-16 (the Bill) to Parliament.


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The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill Awaits Royal Assent

Thursday, 04 February 2016

On 26 January, the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill (the Bill), had its third reading in the House of Commons.


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The 2015 Fundraising Controversy - MPs Blame Trustees

Thursday, 04 February 2016

The discovery of unethical fundraising practices by the Daily Mail in the summer of 2015 sparked an inquiry by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee into the regulation of charity fundraising and the role of trustees.


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Kids Company's Demise - How it is Changing Government Grant Making and Charity Commission Guidance

Thursday, 04 February 2016

Following the sudden closure of Kids Company last summer, concerns were raised about the charity's administration, governance and financial management.