Author Archives: Stuart Farrer

How can charities recognise the value of donated goods in their records?

Receiving donations is common for any charity. These donations can take different forms – cash, services, property – but we’ll be discussing when your charity receives goods as a donation. Especially during covid, many charities saw an increase in donated goods. Whether it’s PPE, medicine, food, clothing, or more, it’s important for you to understand…

Can a cancelled fundraising event ticket be treated as a donation for Gift Aid purposes?

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In April 2020, due to the impact of Covid-19 on charities, HMRC announced a temporary change to the rules around Gift Aid. Charities could claim Gift Aid on tickets sold for events, should the attendees choose not to request a refund.  This rule has now become permanent, so we wanted to dig into it and…

Help for Charities struggling to manage cashflow during Covid-19

The Charity Commission guidance on Covid-19 highlights the needs for UK charities to be monitoring cash flow.  First, it’s important to have as accurate a picture as possible of how your charity is performing as it stands. That way you’ll be able to put together a more comprehensive and accurate plan as to how to…

How struggling charities can continue to fundraise during Covid-19

Fundraising data has shown a surge in donations to new NHS and Covid-19 related charities during the course of the pandemic. Whilst this support is fantastic, and much needed in these times of crisis – many smaller charities and those supporting causes outside the Covid support world are suffering, as public attention remains largely on…

Charities – Reporting of matters of material significance

Auditors and independent examiners have, for a while now, had a statutory duty to report any matters of significance to the charity regulators, The Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator for Scotland and The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. The guidance however has been updated in April 2020…

Saint and Co are here to support you through these uncertain times

We are planning on remaining open through these trying times for many businesses. With many staff already having flexibility to work at home – Partners, certain staff and our whole payroll department are set up and ready to work remotely, should this become necessary. We are dedicated to continue to support you through the coming…

Guidance for our payroll clients – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In these uncertain times we want to let  our clients know we are here to offer support and guidance over the next few months. In terms of payroll services, we have put in place systems whereby all Partners and payroll staff can remotely access their work PC’s from another office, or from home, or basically…

5 ways to ensure your charity is less liable to fraud

Safeguarding the funding of your charity or non-for-profit is a vital part of your stewardship of the organisation. Having real control over your income streams, knowing where and when funds are being spent and protecting your charity’s brand are all essential tasks for CEOs, trustees, and management teams of not-for-profits. But we live in a…