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 ...

Charity law requires trustees to report serious incidents to their regulator as they arise. To assist trustees in determining what matters need to be reported at the current time, CCEW has produced a series of supplementary examples to its existing guidance that consider how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts upon the reporting obligation. Key things to consider include: closing ...

HMRC has received more than 54,800 claims from taxpayers using a new online portal which allows workers to claim tax relief for working at home. From 6 April 2020, employers have been able to pay employees up to £6 a week tax-free to cover additional costs if they have had to work from home. Launched on 1 October 2020, the online portal has been set up to process tax relief o ...

The deadlines for filing and paying CGT arising on the sale of an interest in UK property has changed as from 6 April 2020. UK residents making a gain which is liable to CGT from the disposal of residential property situated in the UK now have 30 days from conveyance in which to notify HMRC and pay across any CGT that is due. Non-UK residents have been subject to these report ...

Updated 5th 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. Who can claim To be eligible for the Grant Extension self-employed individuals (including members ...