VAT Zero rating of building work: the Capernwray decision

By Kevin Russell | 25 July 2014

zero rating of building work

In a case that recently went before the Courts, the First Tier Tribunal decided, amongst other things, that the activity of a Bible School was a business activity for VAT purposes. The case will be of interest to Christian charities as it potentially redefines advisors’ previous understanding of the law.


blessing the family of God - that's OK - isn't it?

By Stephen Matthews | 18 March 2014 | Comments (2)

Blessing the family of God


how to meet the needs of your local community

By Charlie Osewalt | 11 October 2013

How to meet the needs of your community

St. Luke’s church in Kentish town lay unused, a dumping ground for Kentish community rubbish for over 20 years. The church building held everything from stoves, to microwaves and minibus seats. The one thing it did not hold: a Sunday church meeting.


What image does your church give?

By Stephen Matthews | 28 September 2013

We are all aware of the scrutiny that charities in general including churches are coming under from many sectors of society. Whether a general perception that the church is simply “after your money”, to an increasingly cynical media reporting stories that embarrass churches and their leaders, both the substance of what we do as churches and the image that we portray continues to be important for the reputation of church and Kingdom.


Financial fraud in the church - it would never happen here

By Stephen Matthews | 28 September 2013

We want to believe that the relationships and trust that are central tenants of church life mean that financial fraud would never take place. Sadly, and often all too late, we can come to realise that this is not always the case.


What if the church saw blood and organ donation as part of its giving?

By Alexandra Khan | 19 March 2013

A brand new initiative for 2013, sponsored by Stewardship’s and backed by the NHS, asks a vital question: what if the UK church saw blood and organ donation as part of its giving?


Are you a sending church?

By Fiona Mearns | 7 December 2012

Many churches are in the vital role of supporting and encouraging a mission worker, but what does this actually mean?