The UK Budget and donor benefit rules for charities

Three years ago, the UK government’s Autumn Statement 2014 announced a review of the Gift Aid donor benefit rules with the intention of simplifying them. Following a call for evidence, it launched a consultation on 18 February 2016 setting out a range of options. The responses helped develop specific proposals for reform, which were set… Read More The UK Budget and donor benefit rules for charities

STEP joins industry roundtable for Law Commission Q&A on wills

STEP was pleased to attend the latest Today’s Thought Focus Roundtable, hosted by Today’s Wills & Probate on 15 November 2017. Prof Nick Hopkins and Spencer Clarke from the England & Wales Law Commission attended, and gave participants the opportunity to discuss its latest wills consultation. The consultation paper contains 14 chapters and 64 questions,… Read More STEP joins industry roundtable for Law Commission Q&A on wills

Improving HMRC guidance on Gift Aid donor benefits

STEP has been invited to join an HMRC Working Group which will review the guidance on Gift Aid donor benefits. The Working Group will review the interpretation of the rules that apply to donor benefits within the HMRC guidance covered by Chapters 3.18 to 3.25. Objectives Representatives have been selected from the charity sector, HMRC… Read More Improving HMRC guidance on Gift Aid donor benefits