Charity Formation Archive

  • Free Company Formation Options

    Are Free Company Formations Really Free?

    We recently saw that one of the national accountancy firms are charging their customers £125 + VAT to form a limited company. They justify this on their website by stating that: cheap online formations often don’t provide any telephone support, so if you do get...

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  • Make your donations count with Gift Aid

    New Changes to Charity Gift Aid Rules

    On the 3rd of July 2013 the Government announced reforms to the Gift Aid rules. Gift Aid is a way for charities to claim back the tax on donations made by eligible donors. Though the Treasury reported that “last year over £1 billion was paid...

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  • A CIO is a new way to form a charity

    Charitable Incorporated Organisations: Another Option for New Charities

    A Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) is a new way to set up a charity. CIOs were first proposed as part of the Companies Act 2006 but, the final regulations were only passed at the end of last year and the first CIO registrations took place...

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  • Charitable Companies and Non Profits

    Charity and Non Profit Company Formation

    As the government cuts public spending as part of its austerity drive more public services are now being provided by charities and community groups. Many such groups will either be set up with aim of running a business such as a local shop or nursery,...

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  • Social-enterprise-coalition

    Obstacles To Growth For Social Enterprises

    The Social Enterprise Coalition have published research (‘Growing social enterprise: research into social replication’) showing that a number of Social Enterprises are struggling to expand and grow due to restrictions including financing issues. Social Enterprises often seek to expand into other locations or sectors by...

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  • Trustees-week-2010

    Trustees’ Week – Celebrating Unsung Charity Heroes

    This week (25th-31st October 2010) sees the inception of the annual Trustees’ Week; celebrating the unsung heroes of the charities within the UK. The Charity Commission is working together with a number of other bodies to promote and applaud the valuable work that trustees do...

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  • Charity

    Charity Commission Plans To Be Completely Online By 2012

    The Charity Commission, the body responsible for registering of charities within the UK yesterday announced that it plans to make its services entirely online by 2012. With recent cuts in Government spending and reductions of budgets many bodies such as the Charity Commision, HM Revenue...

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  • How to start a charity

    How To Start a Charity

    There are now over 180,000 charities in the UK, with a total income of more than £52 billion. For those people with charitable interests in mind, looking for information on how to start a charity, there are a number of things to be aware of...

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  • How to form a charity

    Registering a Charity

    Registering a charity in the UK necessarily involves compliance with the Charities Act 2006 and the Companies Act 2006. This is due to the current overlap in law means that charities are governed by both. At some point this year, this is due to change...

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  • Charitable Giving

    The Difficulties of Forming a Social Enterprise

    Social Enterprise is a term used to refer to a body established for the benefit of the community. The Social Enterprise Coalition refers to them as “businesses trading for social and environmental purposes” and with over 60,000 such businesses already trading within the UK, it’s...

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