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Over spend, lack of investment and inefficiency presents a perfect storm for charity finances, warns RSM
Nick Sladden

06 December 2017

The majority of charities are spending over the corporate average on their finance functions. Whilst on the surface this may appear positive, significant amounts are being spent on manual processing of transactions rather than strategic financial advice – presenting a perfect storm for the financial health of charities, warns RSM.

New legislation for conversion to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Nick Sladden

01 December 2017

Following legislation issued on 23 November 2017, charitable companies and Community Interest Companies (CICs) registered in England and Wales will be able to convert directly to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) from 1 January 2018.

FRS 102: proposed amendments for gift aid payments
Nick Sladden

26 October 2017

In relation to the accounting for gift aid payments made, or expected to be made, from a subsidiary to its charitable parent, the FRC has published FRED 68 which proposes draft amendments to FRS 102 (Section 29 Income Tax).

FRS 102: proposed amendments for gift aid payments – RSM response
Nick Sladden

26 October 2017

Overall, RSM is supportive of the amendments proposed by the Financial Reporting Council in FRED 68. However, we would like to see the scope extended to cover all scenarios where it is probable that a gift aid payment will be made.

Independent schools insights

27 July 2017

Here our experienced education team provide a useful source of insight into recent developments and issues affecting the independent school sector and best practice advice to empower your school to meet future challenges head-on.

End of term report - Summer 2017

17 July 2017

Independent schools end of term report – summer edition.

International schools tax and vat issues

17 July 2017

We explore the tax and VAT key considerations and benefits from the establishment of an international school in the middle or far east.

New charity governance code marks step change for trustees
Nick Sladden

13 July 2017

Nick Sladden, head of charities at RSM comments on the new Charity Governance Code.

Charity fraud and bribery resilience review
Nick Sladden

13 June 2017

Are you confident that you have the appropriate assurance processes in place to see if fraud is occurring in your charity? To help you assess the effectiveness of your current processes we have developed a new service.

Charities are not immune to cyber attacks
Nick Sladden

15 May 2017

Following recent ransomware guidelines issued by the Charity Commission after Friday’s NHS malware attack, Nick Sladden, head of charities at audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, comments on why charities and not for profit organisations must not be complacent about cybercrime.

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