briefing papers

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A church-eyed view of going concern // February 2017

Looking after reserves // August 2016

How to think about reserves // August 2016

People with significant control // July 2016

How to complete your bank's new form: tax residency self-certification under CRS and FATCA // June 2016

Churches and intellectual property // June 2016

Do you know how your grants are being used? // March 2016

Charitable Giving – Tax Relief for Higher and Additional Rate Taxpayers // December 2015

Payment of Charity Trustees // December 2015

Overseas Missionaries and NHS Treatment statement // February 2015

Gifts to Pastors // October 2014

Legacy Giving - Where there's a will there's a way // April 2014

Volunteers in churches - some dos and don'ts // December 2013

Guide to churches making payments overseas // November 2012 (updated Feb 2015)

Raising our game: a practical approach to performance management of paid staff in churches // February 2012

Gift Aid carry back // December 2013

Charity FAQ Series - Charity accounting, reporting and fundraising // September 2010

Charity FAQ Series - Trustees' appointment, duties and responsibilities // September 2010

Charity FAQ Series - The basics: structure and governance // September 2010

Charity FAQ Series - Payment and employment of trustees // December 2015

Charity FAQ Series - Registration and public benefit // September 2010

Charity FAQ Series - "Can a charity...?" // September 2010

Introduction to insurance for churches and charities // July 2009

Powers and responsibilities of charity trustees // June 2009

Guide to the Data Protection Act for churches // May 2009

How to write a business plan // October 2003


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This is free and can be obtained here.

VAT: churches renting property for their activities // September 2016

People with significant control // July 2016

How to complete your bank's new form: tax residency self-certification under CRS and FATCA // June 2016

Churches and intellectual property // June 2016

Do you know how your grants are being used? // March 2016

Charitable Giving – Tax Relief for Higher and Additional Rate Taxpayers // December 2015

Payment of Charity Trustees // December 2015

Legacy Giving - Where there's a will there's a way // April 2014

Prevention and relief of poverty by charities - the tax issues // March 2014

Volunteers in churches - some dos and don'ts // December 2013

Managing asbestos in church buildings // April 2013

Fire risk assessments for churches and charities // April 2013

Building work to church premises // April 2013

Smoke free legislation and church building // April 2013

Charitable Incorporated Organisations for church charities // January 2013

Guide to churches making payments overseas // November 2012 (updated Feb 2015)

Guide to churches on spiritual leadership and trustees // January 2012

VAT for Churches: a detailed guide (click here to purchase online for £19.50) // November 2011

Charities Act 2006 (updated October 2010) // October 2010

Charity FAQ Series - Charity accounting, reporting and fundraising // September 2010

Charity FAQ Series - Trustees' appointment, duties and responsibilities // September 2010

Charity FAQ Series - The basics: structure and governance // September 2010

Charity FAQ Series - Payment and employment of trustees // December 2015

Charity FAQ Series - Registration and public benefit // September 2010

Charity FAQ Series - "Can a charity..?" // September 2010

Charities Act 2006: Public benefit and the advancement of religion // January 2010

Powers and responsibilities of charity trustees // June 2009

Guide to the Data Protection Act for churches // May 2009

Charitable trust or charitable company? A guide to the distinctions // April 2009

Guidance for English, Welsh and NI charities operating in Scotland // June 2006

Converting from a charitable trust to a charitable company // May 2006

Trustees' liabilities and duty of care // May 2006

Church Properties - do we need land registration? // September 2005

Top 10 traps for trustees // December 2004


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This is free and can be obtained here.

 

 

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