Fundraising Regulator announces levy changes to help smaller charities

first_imgFundraising Regulator announces levy changes to help smaller charities Gerald Oppenheim, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator, said: “Today’s announcement is about making sure that we are taking the fairest approach possible when it comes to our levy. By introducing two lower bands and basing who pays how much on more recent, accurate fundraising expenditure we are confident that today’s changes will reflect more closely charities’ current activity.“We are really pleased that around 95% of the levy has been paid this year by charities within the levy, demonstrating their commitment to best practice fundraising. As always, we look forward to working collaboratively with the sector over the coming year.” Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator Melanie May | 6 March 2019 | News  242 total views,  2 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  243 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 New bandings Old bandings The Fundraising Regulator is to change the way it collects its levy, in a bid to better support smaller charities, it has announced. The changes will apply to levy years 4 and 5, running from September 2019 to August 2021. They include two extra bandings at the lower end of the levy payment scale to make moving up the scale a more gradual process.Some charities will pay a smaller amount in levy payments than in previous years but others will pay more. The Regulator’s stated aim is to ensure that the levy amount charged is ‘fair and proportionate’.The Fundraising Regulator has also announced that payments are to be based on the information that charities provided in their most recent audited accounts and annual return to the Charity Commission, usually the 2016-17 or 2017-18 financial year. The levy is currently based on annual returns made to the Charity Commission in 2014, the latest information available when the levy was launched in 2016. The levy will continue to be based on total fundraising expenditure of the charities eligible to pay it – those who have fundraising costs of £100,000 or more.The changes will come into effect on 1 September 2019 with invoices issued as usual in August 2019. Charities who may be affected by the changes to levy bands will be informed in writing before invoices are issued. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Committee to seek clarity on Property Tax deadline

first_imgEmail Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended NewsCommittee to seek clarity on Property Tax deadlineBy Staff Reporter – November 4, 2013 537 TAGSfeaturedfull-imageproperty tax Twitter Print Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebookcenter_img Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Previous articleMother to face trial on child endangerment chargesNext articleDublin men ordered out of Limerick following burglary charges Staff Reporter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL WhatsApp Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, including Limerick’s Kieran O’Donnell are to focus on property tax deadline issues with Revenue Commissioners at a meeting to be held later this week.Earlier, Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan said that he was meeting Revenue Commissioners Chairman Josephine Feehily before she is due to come before the the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform on Thursday next.Thursday’s meeting is to discuss issues around the property tax deadline and payment options and Minister Noonan said that he was seeking to discuss the issue with the Revenue chief ahead of thatCommittee Chairman Ciarán Lynch said: “There has been much confusion and concern in relation to letters sent to households for next year’s property tax with ambiguity around the various payment options offered and deadline for payment. Our meeting with the Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners is a chance for the Committee to discuss the structure, timing and operation of the scheme. The purpose of the meeting is to deal with any ambiguity and concerns in regards to the payment of the local property tax and, in some circumstances, to establish how the issue of how premature payments is dealt with and how payments will be made when they are actually due“We will also raise the issue of Revenue’s customer service on the issue – particularly how concerns are not related to the issue of compliancy, but an issue of good customer service, in which people who wish to pay the tax are finding that they are making the payment before its due date.” First Irish death from Coronavirus last_img read more

Democratic National Convention Visitors: Welcome to Philadelphia

first_imgDemocratic National Convention Visitors: Welcome to Philadelphia   SHARE  TWEET Read more blog posts on the Democratic National Convention.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: By: Governor Tom Wolf DNC,  National Issues,  The Blog,  Videos To all visitors to Philadelphia for next week’s Democratic National Convention festivities: welcome to our state and our nation’s city of brotherly love.Governor Tom Wolf welcomes Democratic National Convention visitors to Philadelphia:Pennsylvania is historically a place of welcome. The commonwealth was founded by William Penn as a refuge for people of different faiths, different nationalities, and different opinions and in that spirit we welcome you all.Philadelphia is home to many experiences and attractions. While you’re here, stop by Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell or visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Grab lunch at the Reading Terminal Market, or my favorite hot dog stand on Sansom and Broad, or any of Philadelphia’s diverse and delicious dining options. Take a walk on the Schuylkill River Trail and see Boathouse Row, or visit Spruce Street Harbor Park to relax and enjoy the evening.Be sure to check out to discover all the wonderful things our city and our state have to offer. July 19, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more