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End of Term report - Autumn 2019
Nick Sladden

10 December 2019

As we approach the end of 2019, there is significant uncertainty in the independent school sector, not least the impact of the upcoming general election and the targeting of the sector by political parties.

RSM moves up the charity audit league table
Nick Sladden

06 December 2019

RSM has moved up from sixth to fifth place in Charity Finance's annual list of the top 40 charity external auditors.

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?

Charities brace for additional VAT costs

17 July 2019

A recent judgment from the European Court risks restricting charities' VAT recovery on the generation of additional funds through investment and fundraising.

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.

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