The requirements of FRS 102, upon which Charities SORP 2015 is based, include a requirement to recognise the income from receipts of resources from non-exchange transactions (including donated goods) at the fair value of the donated goods received.
Guidance on the application of company law on distributions to charitable donations to their parent made by UK subsidiaries of registered charities.
A statement of recommended practice for charities preparing their accounts in accordance with the Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (FRS 102)
Amendments to FRS 102 issued by the Financial Reporting Council in July 2015 – Small entities and other minor amendments.
An update of the Charities SORP (FRS 102) issued in July 2014 to reflect amendments issued by the Financial Reporting Council in December 2017
Audit and Independent Examination
Listen to this free webinar where Nigel Davies, Joint Chair Charities SORP Committee, and Peter Taaffe, BwMacfarlane to discuss the proposed questions to Independent Examination Directives.
Technical helpsheet issued to help ICAEW members to understand key requirements relating to the financial reporting and scrutiny of charities registered in England and Wales.
Technical helpsheet issued to help ICAEW members to understand key requirements relating to the financial reporting and scrutiny of charities registered in Northern Ireland.
Technical helpsheet issued to help ICAEW members to understand key requirements relating to the financial reporting and scrutiny of charities registered in Scotland.
Charity regulation and legislation
The Scottish Government is requesting responses to an open consultation into the effectiveness of Scottish charity law.
The joint SORP-making body has opened a consultation into the Charities SORP following the triennial review of FRS 102.
Auditors and independent examiners of UK charities must stay current with the latest reporting requirements.
The Charities Act 2011 came into force on 14 March 2012. The 2011 Act did not change existing law or introduce new policy but simplified the structure of the existing legislation. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing guidance, briefings and information on the Act itself.
The Charity Commission’s questions provide a useful guide for trustees to identify any areas of weakness.
Reporting a modified audit or independent examination opinion as a serious incident to the relevant UK charity regulator.
The financial position of the sector has been challenging, but 2018 could probably best be described as a steady financial year in uncertain economic times. We have seen a slight decrease in the number of in-year deficits, and this is encouraging. Reserves are still falling but with deficits being lower on average than last year, the sector can now survive for longer than the 2-3 years that we extrapolated last year.
Reality can differ depending upon your perception, and perceptions can change. At Ruffer we have never tried to predict the future, but to identify the key risks and protect our clients against them.
Online service for charities, or community amateur sports clubs, to claim Gift Aid or tax back on other income. It also contains details of how a charity can register with Charities Online before making a claim.
Find out what a charity is, how VAT affects charities, how to treat a charity's income for VAT and what VAT reliefs a charity can get on what it buys.
The Charity Tax Group was established in 1982 to make representations to Government on charity taxation and is the leading voice for the sector on this issue. It now has over 500 members of all sizes representing all types of charitable activity.
HMRC’s overview pages explaining the different tax reliefs that charities can claim. Provides information on how to register a charity and instances when tax may be required to be paid.
Brexit and charities
A NCVO blog post on how the changes to UK law being made through Brexit secondary legislation may impact charities.
Article from GOV.UK reminding businesses and charities which share personal data with organisations in the EEA that they will need to take steps to ensure they continue to comply with data protection laws if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. The article provides pointers to the practical guidance available to help businesses and charities with this task.
Blog post from Ben Westerman, senior external relations officer at NCVO, looking at the headline implications of a no-deal Brexit for charities.
A National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) presentation on how Brexit will shape the landscape for the voluntary sector.
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At this webinar two speakers from the Charity Commission will explain what good practice looks like from the regulator's perspective. Date: 24 May 2019, 12:00-13:00. Free for community members.
ICAEW's popular Charity Conference is to take place at etc venues near the Barbican, London on June 28.
Ben Westerman from NCVO will discuss the impact of Brexit on charities and civil society, and what charities can do to prepare for the years ahead.
This seminar will look at the key changes in the Academies sector over the last 12 months and potential upcoming developments. Key technical guidance will be provided by industry experts to assist school governors and their advisers through updates on accounting, audit and legal issues.
Charity Finance Professionals Community newsletters
Topics covered include: the Scottish Government's consultation into the Scottish Charity Framework, DCMS guidance for departure from the EU and ICAEW's response to the Guiding the development of the Charities SORP consultation.
Topics covered include: the Accounting for Gift Aid information sheet issued by the SORP Committee, resources for charities preparing for MTD, results of the Cup Trust inquiry and the Charity Commission's Accounting Monitoring Review, which shows a decline in the quality of charities' annual reviews and accounts.