Effective Leadership in the Charity Sector

Effective Leadership in the Charity Sector

Guest post by Fran Ferris-Ockwell There is an ongoing challenge in the charity sector around recruiting and retaining the best leadership talent. The sector is gifted with some of the most talented, ethical, and driven people in the workforce. These are people who are...
VAT & Property – Welcome to the Minefield!

VAT & Property – Welcome to the Minefield!

Guest post by Les Howard of vatadvice.org VAT and property can be an expensive combination! The good news is that charities can benefit from VAT reliefs in relation to property transactions. These reliefs are welcome but are subject to various conditions and...
The need for volunteers in the charity sector

The need for volunteers in the charity sector

Volunteering isn’t just great for charities, it’s beneficial to the individual too. Research from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, shows that the main benefits are: It provides a good balance with work and family life.It helps develop new...
Explaining VAT Exemptions

Explaining VAT Exemptions

Guest post by Les Howard of vatadvice.org There are six VAT exempt ‘Groups’ which specifically apply to the charitable sector. Each has its nuances.  Advisers must understand that exemption depends on two factors: firstly, the nature of the services being...