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  • Scotland

    Charity Law Reform in Scotland: part 2

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 21.01.2023

    The Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Bill could make significant changes to charity law in Scotland. In part 2 of its series on the Bill, the team at Brodies LLP takes a closer look at the key points and details.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Getting off to a great start

    Topics: People and culture / Financial sustainability / Crisis management
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 19.01.2023

    Ongoing uncertainties and challenges can make us worry about the future. But with the right support, networks and advice, 2023 can get off to a great start, writes Emma Abbott.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Scotland

    Charity Law Reform in Scotland: part 1

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 17.01.2023

    The Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Bill could make significant changes to charity law in Scotland. In part 1, the team at Brodies LLP sets out the background to the Bill and how it will become law.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • CFG comments

    Government unveils new Energy Bills Discount Scheme for UK charities and business

    Topics: Economy and policy / Crisis management
    Written by: CFG
    On: 10.01.2023

    The government has unveiled how it will support charities and other non-domestic customers with the cost of their energy bills. CFG's Richard Sagar takes a look at the new scheme and shares some initial thoughts.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • Fifty years of VAT

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Simon Buchan
    On: 09.01.2023

    As the fiftieth anniversary of VAT draws near, Simon Buchan from BHP takes a look at the latest HMRC approach to determining what is a business activity - an approach that all charities should be aware of.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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    The charity safety net is fraying fast

    Topics: People and culture / Funding / Financial sustainability / Economy and policy
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 21.12.2022

    New research shows that charities and community groups are now facing a very difficult winter and some very hard choices. Pro Bono Economics and Nottingham Business School share the results from their latest sector survey.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Preparing for a merged property portfolio

    Topics: Procurement and resources / Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Isabella Hendrie
    On: 21.12.2022

    If your charity is planning a merger, you may need to bring together and manage different property portfolios. Isabella Hendrie from Gerald Eve shares advice on where to start and what to look out for when merging property portfolios.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Collaboration: where there is a need, is there the will?

    Topics: People and culture / Financial sustainability / Crisis management
    Written by: Helen Hirst
    On: 20.12.2022

    Collaboration might be a solution to stretched services and resources, but working more closely with another organisation can be daunting. Ian Hempson and Helen Hirst from Hempsons share advice on how to get your collaborations off to a flying start.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • How to cut back on your organisation's IT costs

    Topics: IT, technology and digital / Financial sustainability
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 14.12.2022

    With one eye on the rising costs of living, James Field from Smartdesc has produced a short guide to reducing and eliminating unnecessary IT costs and optimising your systems.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Remote working abroad: what are the risks for UK employers?

    Topics: Tax and VAT / People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 14.12.2022

    Working remotely abroad can give rise to a variety of tax and legal issues. Tim Stovold and John Williams from Moore Kingston Smith take a look at what to bear in mind when you or your employees are not based in the same country as your organisation.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Managing board disputes and trustee disagreement

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Crisis management
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 14.12.2022

    What can you do if your board is in dispute or unable to manage a disagreement? Rob Oakley and Tzara Cheung from Bates Wells share some sage advice on conflict resolution and minimising the associated risk to your organisation.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Is internal fraud increasing? Insights from BDO's Charity Fraud Report 2022

    Topics: Risk / Fraud
    Written by: CFG
    On: 13.12.2022

    The risk of fraud from within is a growing concern for charities, with the cost of living crisis and economic downturn becoming catalysts for fraudulent behaviour. BDO and Fraud Advisory Panel share insights from the latest Charity Fraud Survey 2022.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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