Charity and Voluntary Sector
CC: Charities receive a significant proportion of their income from their trading arms and the Charity Commission has published its revised guidance - Trustees, trade and tax - how charities may lawfully trade - to help charities avoid the potential risks of trading and get the most out of their trading activities, while also complying with their legal and fiscal requirements.
The guidance provides clear answers to the questions most commonly asked by charities and it reflects the latest tax & VAT position and also sets out a more flexible policy for funding & investing in trading companies.
Cabinet Office: The Cabinet Office has published a discussion paper to invite further views on the tender for a partner to deliver the second phase of the Futurebuilders Fund - to distribute £65m of funding to third sector organisations over three years.
The deadline for responses to the discussion paper is 20 June for time sensitive questions (those relating to the characteristics of the organisations that might be invited to enter the competitive dialogue) and 17 August for all others.
Press release ~ Re-tender of the Futurebuilders Fund - Discussion Paper ~ Futurebuilders Fund ~ Futurebuilders England Ltd (FBE) ~ Charity Bank ~ Futurebuilders Advisory Panel report on the Futurebuilders programme