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VAT recovery on fund-raising
Steve Hodgetts

08 October 2019

One of the founding principles of the VAT system is that VAT incurred on costs should be reclaimed, provided it can be linked to a transaction which affords a right to VAT recovery. But how strong does this link have to be?

Charities report fraud losses of £8m
Nick Sladden

01 August 2019

Charities are being warned about the dangers of fraud after new figures show that reported fraud losses reached almost £8m in 2018/19.

End of Term report – Summer 2019
Nick Sladden

19 July 2019

As schools prepare for the summer break, the Teachers’ Pension scheme continues to dominate discussions at management and board level. But what should your school do and what else needs to be on the board’s agenda?

Decoding the Charity Governance Code
Nick Sladden

23 May 2019

There is much work for charities to do to improve governance standards. The Charity Governance Code provides recommended practice in seven key principles, but what are the benefits to your charity of complying with the Code?

Independent schools end of term report - Spring 2019
Nick Sladden

24 April 2019

Now is the time to decide whether to leave the Teachers’ Pensions scheme, what is the right decision for your school? Also included, are your anti-Money laundering policies up to scratch and are you rewarding your teachers in the right way?

Making Tax Digital - why charities need to prepare fast
Audrey Fearing

26 September 2018

From April 2019, most VAT registered businesses including charities, will have to change the way they submit their VAT returns to HMRC as part of the Government's Making Tax Digital (MTD) agenda. With the deadline looming, many charities still have some way to go to be ready for the changes.

Reserving the future | Financial policies in independent schools
Nick Sladden

14 May 2018

Reserves are much more than a statement about the financial health of your school. A robust reserves position will send a clear message to parents and other stakeholders that you are well-led, well-managed and well-run. Download our report now.

Charity reserves | Resilience in 2018
Nick Sladden

14 May 2018

Reserves are much more than a statement about the financial health of your charity. Amid growing media and public interest in fundraising practices, a robust reserves position will send a clear message to funders and beneficiaries that you are well-led, well-managed and well-run.

Gift aid payments - FRS 102 Triennial review
Nick Sladden

28 March 2018

In the Triennial Review of FRS 102, Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published amendments to the accounting for gift aid payments (from a subsidiary to its charitable parent) and reminded entities of existing requirements.

Funding and functionality: the ongoing challenges of charity finance
Karen Spears

08 March 2018

The majority of charities have managed to come through a tough decade, if not unscathed, certainly unbowed but the potential hurdles they face over the next one are lining up. These include data protection rules, increased regulation of fundraising, renewed focus on governance standards and Brexit, to name but a few.

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