Charity Financials Insider

So, one of the Trustees wants us to consider internal audit…
FINANCE | 10 April 2019

Board members come from all walks of life, with different skills and life experiences, many of which will have worked in organisations where governance was paramount and internal audit was a key element of providing comfort…

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The Brexit effect: 5 ways to achieve financial sustainability
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 03 April 2019

Voluntary sector organisations continue to face increased demand for their services against a backdrop of funding challenges, shrinking public sector budgets and local authority cuts. And the Brexit effect is compounding the situation…

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Off payroll working rules: what charities need to prepare for
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 29 March 2019

Off payroll working will be a major change for larger charities when it is introduced in April 2020. It will mean that those charities will have new responsibilities to pay PAYE and national insurance (and apprenticeship levy where appropriate) where a personal service company is engaged...

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How will making tax digital affect charities?
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 20 March 2019

HMRC are introducing the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) system in order to make it easier for businesses and individuals to submit accurate records of their tax affairs…

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Spring Statement 2019: what does it mean for charities?
TRENDS & DATA ANALYSIS | 13 March 2019

Ashleigh Milson, Campaigns and Public Affairs Manager at the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), delves into how the Chancellor’s Spring Statement could impact the charity sector…  

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6 ways to protect your charity's reputation
GOVERNANCE | 04 March 2019

Kids Company, RSPCA, Oxfam. We can all think of scandals and governance issues that have rocked the charitable sector.

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The auditors are coming…
GOVERNANCE | 15 February 2019

Is that your heart sinking I can hear? Impending doom? You really don’t have the time? We know, as auditors we are subjected to our own institute audit review and annual independent compliance review so we can emphasise. However, we can’t avoid it, and neither can charities – let’s call it a necessary evil!

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6 new principles for grant reporting
GOVERNANCE | 01 February 2019

‘Bureaucratic, time-consuming and misunderstood.’ That was the verdict of a group of charity funders and grantees that recently attended a series of workshops to discuss the state of grant reporting in the UK...

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How to raise funds through social investment
FINANCE | 25 January 2019

Charities and social enterprises have a greater need for capital than ever before and social investment can help to plug the gap…

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Charity trustee reports: the challenge of transparency vs length
GOVERNANCE | 18 January 2019

The changes that SORP 2015 brought to the Trustees Report have been bedding in for the last few years. Transparency and balance were the requirements, although achieving that is not as clear as those changes that required a mere disclosure…

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