Jordan Publishing Charities Administration Service
Why should you subscribe to Jordan Publishing Charities Administration Service
Charities of all kind operate in a high visibility world. The legal and regulatory framework in which they must be administered is substantially greater than ever before. We now have charity specific to Scotland that is quite distinct from charity law relevant to the jurisdiction of England and Wales. A charity law regime specific to Northern Ireland is being introduced over the next three to four years. Reporting and accounting obligations have been harmonized across the sector and extended by the new regime of Public Benefit testing and assessments.
(Opening paragraph from the Preface to the October 2011 edition of Jordan Publishing Charities Administration Service)
When the Editors of Jordan Publishing Charities Administration Service wrote their Preface in 2011 the Charities Act 2006 was only a few years old and its full effect was yet to be felt. The Service had commenced in 1999 and by the time the 2006 Act was in force, let alone by 2011, the idea of ‘transparency’ (rarely if ever heard in connection with legal matters before) had taken hold. Additionally, the 2006 Act was the first Act to have a compulsory review process built into it providing certainty that the world of Charity Law would be scrutinised on a regular basis.
In furtherance of transparency the statute book has, since the consolidating Charities Act 2011, been awash with new legislation and Statutory Instruments. Additionally the position of charities in the public consciousness has been solidified by some unfortunate and high profile cases that would have been unthinkable when the Service commenced. It has therefore been more and more important for professionals, whether in-house or advising charities and their trustees in the market place, to have a current resource to which they can turn in times of need or for general reference. Read the full article...
Ensure your charity’s governance and legal and financial administration are all fit for purpose with Jordan Publishing Charities Administration Service.
Written in a clear format with easy-to-use language, this publication keeps you up to date with the latest compliance requirements and developments. It will save you many hours, and will save you a multiple of the subscription-price in terms of professional advice-fees, with its sample forms, handy checklists and model policies, all professionally drafted and ready to be downloaded, adapted and used. Whether you are a company secretary, trustee, chief executive, accountant or senior external adviser, this resource is a must for you.
Among its extensive administrative compliance sections, this Jordan Publishing Charities Administration Service also provides:
- Event Safety: Now includes latest Health and Safety Executive guidance
- New Legislation: Addresses important changes introduced by the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
- Equality Act: Latest guidance for charities on the Scottish Charity Register from The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
- Safeguarding Requirements and Criminal Records Checks: Industry news including recent changes to safeguarding regulations; changes to the rehabilitation of offenders rules and the revised Disclosure and Barring Service procedures, documents and guidance
- Charity Constitutions/Registration/Regulation
- Charitable Giving
- Charity Trading
- Public Accountability
- Borrowing, Credit control and Dispute Resolution
- Charity Land, Investments and IP
- Data Protection Law
Scottish Editors and Contributor
Scottish Editors: Simon Mackintosh Partner and Head of the Charities Unit; Ken Pinkerton and Alexander Garden both from Turcan Connell Solicitors
Contributor: Geraint Probert, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers
Table of contents
Issue 60 June 2018Update 60 includes material on:
- Governance and legal administration: charitable company change of objects – filing obligations (Companies House); restrictions on benefits for trustees or members of social housing charities in Northern Ireland.
- Northern Ireland: the Credit Unions and Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 2016; regulation of the social housing sector; registration and regulatory oversight of community benefit companies; application of company law in Northern Ireland.
- Members’ meetings: content of notice.
- Fundraising: updated Charity Commission guidance taking account of the Fundraising Preference Service; extension of Fundraising Regulator’s remit to Northern Ireland.
- Accounting and reporting: charity annual return: latest changes for 2017/18 returns – Charities (Annual Return) Regulations 2017, made by the Charity Commission on 20 December 2017; CIO accounting and reporting obligations; accounting and reporting consequences of restructuring from charitable company to CIO; SOPR compliance – Charity Commission and OSCR expectations; FRS 102 additional commentary and information, including interaction with SORP; Northern Ireland – the Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations (NI) 2015, CCNI guidance for trustees and for independent examiners (accounting and the annual monitoring report).
- Gift Aid: changes to the Scottish rates of income tax with effect from 5 April 2018.
- Gift Aid Small Donations scheme:time limits for claims.
- Taxation:updated material on SITR (Social Investment Tax Relief) and Museums and Galleries Tax Relief; additional HMRC guidance – Orchestra Tax Relief; trading subsidiaries – implications of the quarterly tax payments on Gift Aid donations (larger groups).
- Donations: donor benefits limits: updated table of examples (tax year to 5 April 2019), valuation of benefits (HMRC detailed guidance); donating to charities via eBay.
- Data protection: Data Protection Act 2018, additional material on GDPR and latest ICO guidance.
- Contracts: updated checklists include appointment of professional advisers.
- Risk management: safeguarding: updated Charity Commission guidance; CCNI guidance on reporting serious incidents in Northern Ireland; liability risks for charities – updated HMRC guidance relating to tax evasion (Criminal Finances Act 2017); media and technology risks.
- HR: updated material on health and safety issues and pensions auto-enrolment; CCNI equalities guidance.
- Policies: updated child at adult at risk model policy and checklist.
- Table of Statutes
- Table of Statutory Instruments
- Table of Forms and Publications
- Division A: Setting up and registering a charity
- Division B: Regulatory Regime
- Division C: Constitutional amendments and restructuring
- Division D: Names for charities and trading subsidiaries
- Division E: Governance and legal administration
- Trustees - general Appointment of directors/trustees
- Directors' / trustees' retirement and cessation of office
- Removal of directors/trustees
- Proceedings of directors/trustees
- Delegation and committees
- Filing and Register-Keeping Requirements - Checklist
- Registered office/correspondence address
- Signing, sealing and execution of documents
- Charity stationery - statutory requirements
- Bank accounts
- Division F: Members' Meetings
- Annual accounts and reports and annual general meeting
- General meetings and resolutions
- Proxies and authorised representatives
- Written resolutions of members
- Division G: Public accountability and reporting
- Division H: Personnel
- Division I: Fundraising, trading and tax
- Professional fundraisers and commercial participators
- Public collection
- Division J: Investments
- Division K: Subsidiary trading companies
- Division L: Charity contracts
- Specimen service agreements
- Division M: Grants
- Division N: Dispute resolution and credit control
- Division O: Acquiring, mortgaging and disposing of land
- Division P: Risk management and insurance
- Risk management
- Division Q: Data protection and freedom of information
- Division R: Intellectual property
- Division S: Websites and electronic communications
- Division T: Equality and Discrimination
- Division U: Model Policies
- Northern Ireland