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10 Things To Remember For Churches Claiming Gift Aid

By Alan Hough | 18 July 2018

Gift Aid is a long established scheme and generally well understood and used by churches.  Here is a list of 10 do’s and don’ts to help make sure you are operating the scheme well.


Share 37: Extra Resources

By Kevin Russell | 6 November 2017

We have put together a selection of resources to help you succeed in your Gift Aid endeavours, including HMRC’s model Gift Aid Declarations, and guidance on the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme; tax relief for higher earners; time limits for claiming Gift Aid; errors and pitfalls in handling donations, and more.


Share 33: extra content

By Kevin Russell | 30 March 2016

Legal and Financial Roundup - Share 33 Extra Content

In this quarter's edition of Share Magazine, we referenced the following articles, blogs and briefing papers:



When is a gift not a gift?

By Kevin Russell | 30 March 2016 | Comments (2)

When is a gift not a gift?

In general terms a ‘gift’ is something freely given, with no expectation of anything in return. If something is received in return, either contractually or as a reciprocal benefit, the ‘gift’ is not actually a gift.


Share Magazine 32: Legal and Financial extras

By Kevin Russell | 16 December 2015 | Comments (3)

Share 32: legal and financial roundup

In Share 32, we referenced a number of briefing papers and blogs for further reading. You'll find links to them inside.


warning on Charity Project Tendering: Beware of TUPE!

By Kevin Russell | 4 January 2012

As churches and charities increasingly look to seek new opportunities for working in communities, including tendering for new contracts to deliver community benefit, they must do so with their eyes open to the legal realities. One of these ‘realities’ is the TUPE risk. ‘TUPE’ refers to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations.