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As announced in last year’s autumn budget, from April 2019 the charity small trading exemption has increased to £80,000. The increase allows more charities to benefit from trading that is not related to the charity’s primary purpose without having to set up a trading subsidiary.

It is now possible to register a Community Interest Company online, rather than having to send paper forms in the post. The new service will make it easier to spot and correct errors before submission and processing time will be greatly reduced.

The Association of Chairs are running webinars this month on the topic of "Strengthening your Organisation" .

Pilotlight is an award-winning charity that connects the charity and business worlds, supporting charity and social enterprise leaders to develop the strategic business skills needed to become more effective and sustainable.

New from NCVO is the governance wheel, a tool for trustee boards to help them assess how well they’re doing. The governance wheel has eight spokes representing key facets of board effectiveness that match up with the Charity Governance Code.

The Charity Commission has published updated guidance for charity trustees and say that while there has not been a change in trustee duties this guidance pulls together in one place guidance that was previously found in separate places.

The Kings Fund’s Cascading Leadership programme is now open for new applications for health and wellbeing charity leaders seeking free support, advice and through peer-to-peer suppor

Budget announcements relevant to the VCSE sector

A free webinar, hosted jointly by HMRC and ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) is available on 

Managing Sick Leave and Pay

From 1 August 2018 the Charity Commission are tightening the rules on who can run a charity.

The Charity Commission have announced the changes to the format and questions of the charity annual return that will come into effect from August. 

The Charity Commission has guidance for charities on how to manage conflicts of interests. Trustees have a legal duty to act in the best interest of the charity and so if a decision mght be influenced by personal or other connected issues a conflict will arise.

During Small Charities Week, 18 - 23 June, NCVO (the National Council for Voluntary Organisation) is opening up its members-only content. This includes downloadable resources such as a financial procedures manual and their Study Zone videos on understanding and assessing impact.

After Oxfam: what lessons for Chairs?

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 5.30 pm - 8:00 pm, central London

The Association of Chairs have a free briefing that explores how the chair can help the board take a strategic approach to managing risk without getting bogged down in detail.

As a follow up to their report  - Diversity in Governance, the what, how and why - NPC are hosting a free breakfast seminar:

The Charity Governance Awards are an annual recognition of outstanding governance.  You can read the inspiring stories of the winners in seven categories:

Charities working together

Tuesday 12th June 2018, 8:30am - 9:30am, central London

Serious incidents- how to recognise and survive them.
Wednesday 27 June 2018, 10.00 - 13.00, Central London