Finance

We aim to provide the sector with up-to-date information and guidance to help with sustainable financial management.

Autumn governance training series

1 Sep 2016Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Finance

Charity trustees are ultimately responsible for the charities which they govern and have a responsibility to run their charity in line with legal requirements and best practice. 

Promoting good financial governance

12 May 2016Denise Copeland Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, trustees, Charity Regulation, Finance

Yesterday’s charity trustee conference on promoting good financial governance was attended by 150 delegates ranging from charity trustees, finance personnel, charity support workers to those with an interest in charity finance. 

Draft accounting and reporting guidance consultation

22 Dec 2015Denise Copeland Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance, Finance

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has launched its draft accounting and reporting guidance for consultation which also includes Directions for independent examiners.

How could the rates review affect your organisation?

9 Dec 2015Bob Harper Policy & Public AffairsRates, Finance, accounting, Policy

The review of the non-domestic rating system makes some proposals around the current exemptions that charitable organisations receive on their properties. Voluntary and community organisations could be affected. Here we examine how.

Charities Reliant on More Than One Signatory for Payments, Offered More Choice

9 Jan 2014Shauna O'Neill Governance and Charity AdviceFinance

From the New Year, thanks to a collaborative project led by the Payments Council, businesses, small clubs and societies that authorise their payments using more than one signatory will have greater choice.

Important changes to Payroll Legislation 6 April 2013

22 Feb 2013Alex Hastings HREmploying People, Finance

To improve the operation of Pay As You Earn (PAYE), HMRC have introduced a new system called Real Time Information, or RTI.

Sector Matters - Building Financial Foundations

25 Jul 2011Sector MattersFinance

The Building Financial Foundations project is a new initiative from Sector Matters, funded by Lloyds TSB Foundation. Working with groups with an income up to £100,000 Sector Matters will deliver support and guidance on good financial practice.

Viewfinder 3

1 Jun 2004Andrea Thornbury ResearchMerger, Finance, Gift Aid, Public Service Delivery, Viewfinder (Research)

Viewfinder 3 showed underutilisation of Gift Aid schemes, annoyance at the difficulty faced when attempting to secure media coverage of issues and events, and a sector unsure of its future role in the delivery of public services.