The COVID-19 pandemic will have a significant impact on the independent examination of charity accounts, both on the nature of the work that will need to be performed and the practical difficulties involved. To address these issues the charity regulators have published supplementary guidance for independent examiners for the work they perform during times of national emergency. ...

Some employers may wish to give a small gift to their employees. As long as the employer meets the relevant conditions, no tax charge will arise on the employee. A tax exemption is available which should help employers ensure that the benefits provided are exempt and do not result in a reportable employee benefit in kind. In order for the benefit to be exempt it must satisfy t ...

In June CCEW issued an alert for charities, highlighting the importance of transparent and accountable governance. The alert is aimed at larger charities, those with income over £9 million with a complex governance and management structure and where they are a service providing charity where front line staff interact with beneficiaries, some of whom may be vulnerable. Your char ...

You will be aware that we are now approaching the end of the transition period on days away before we fully leave the EU. The main areas affected by this are imports and exports of goods within the EU.    The link below is a step by step guide, asking you a few questions so that it will provide you with the relevant information to your business from the 1st of January. https: ...

The Fundraising Regulator and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising have recently published guidance for charities on how they can restart their fundraising activities safely. Prepared in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive, this new guidance sets out key principles to be adopted to ensure that fundraising can be carried out safely and s ...

Updated 24th November 2020 The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension provides financial support to the self-employed in the form of two grants, each available for three month periods covering 1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021 and 1 February 2021 to 30 April 2021. To make a claim for the third grant a business must have had a new or continuing impact from coro ...

Charity regulators have warned that the COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity for fraudsters, with those charities providing services and supporting local communities during the crisis particularly vulnerable to an increased level of coronavirus related frauds and cyber-attacks. CCEW has teamed up with The Fraud Advisory Panel (FAP) to issue guidance to charities on how bes ...

There is a wide range of financial support available under the Government’s economic rescue package, but it can be difficult to identify the measures most relevant for your specific circumstances. Ward Williams provide a simple overview of the most common financial issues arising for businesses and individuals affected by COVID-19. For further information please get in touch wi ...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced approved additional funding for cash grants to support businesses required to close in England due to the lockdown. Those businesses affected will be eligible for the following: For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under, grants to be £1,334 per month, or £667 per two weeks For properties with a rateable value of between £ ...

Updated 17th November 2020 The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Guidance has just been updated with an important change. For claim periods starting on or after 1 December 2020, an employer cannot claim for any days on or after 1 December 2020 during which the employee was serving a contractual or statutory notice period for the employer (this also includes people serving noti ...