The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said that the way HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has measured – and seeks to close – the tax gap remains unclear following the publication of its annual report. Continue reading
A new study suggests that more than three quarters (79 per cent) of UK start-ups have turned over a profit within their first year of trading, while a quarter claim that they have made a profit within their first one or two months. Continue reading
MPs from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have voiced concerns that the “looming threat” of Making Tax Digital (MTD) will result in a “catastrophic collapse” in customer service at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Continue reading
A new study suggests that some 65 per cent of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to win business in the public sector. Continue reading
The number of charitable donations of £1 million or more in the UK reached a record high last year, a report has revealed. Continue reading
Sleep deprived workers are costing the UK economy nearly £40 billion a year, a report has revealed. Continue reading
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will be the first Government department to crack down on so-called ‘phishing scams’, following reports of a rise in fraudulent emails purporting to be from the Revenue and tricking taxpayers into releasing sensitive information. Continue reading
UK growth has remained robust since the European Union (EU) Referendum, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which confirms that gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.5 per cent between July and September. Continue reading
Latest figures have revealed the growing popularity of self-employment among UK workers. Continue reading
The Government has announced a free training day for small charities to brush up on their fundraising skills.
The day will focus on small, local charities to develop their skills and generate more funds to support their work.
Taking place on 16 December 2016, courses range from face-to-face workshops to online learning, support from skilled volunteers and a Twitter Q&A.
Topics will include fundraising from Trusts and Foundations, how to design a fundraising strategy and how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.
The training is part of the Government’s support for Local Charities Day, which is aimed to help charities thrive and demonstrate the great work they do.
Rob Wilson, Minister for Civil Society, said: “Local Charities Day on December 16 will give us all a chance to celebrate the fantastic work being done by small, local charities across the whole country. Their dedication and hard work deserves to be recognised and I hope people everywhere show their support both in the lead up and on the day.
“But more than recognition, by investing in a further small charities training package, introducing a Bill to simplify the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme and backing fundraising campaigns like ‘Grow Your Tenner’, we are creating a sustainable environment in which smaller charities can develop valuable skills and raise more money for such worthy causes.”
Charities and community groups with an annual income of up to £1 million and have a local focus can sign up here.