Focus On Charities Bulletin March 2018 Edition

Watch out for phishing scams, says Charity Commission


  • What’s changed in the 2018 charity annual return?
  • Charity Commission to advise on radicalisation, misuse of data, and safeguarding

Focus On Healthcare Bulletin September 2017 Edition

GDPR set to shake-up the healthcare sector


  • Government needs to deliver “a positive, constructive agenda” for pharmacy sector
  • Concern over new HMRC rules for dental associates

ARA Newsletter August 2017 Edition

New free trade agreement could boost British meat and dairy exports


  • Cream and butter prices hit record highs
  • UK Environment Secretary backs ‘agri-tech’
  • £13m fund will help farmers to‘plant more trees’
  • Agriculture delivers on ROI
  • Agricultural land prices to remain stable despite Brexit, agents say

Focus On Charities Bulletin August 2017 Edition

Future not so bright for charity sector staff, says survey


  • Charity bodies fear probate fee hikes will be ‘resurrected’, costing £18m in legacy income
  • Government proposes “get-out clause” for charities caught in pensions trap
  • Business rates bill will double, says CFG

ARA Newsletter June 2017 Edition

Farmers urged to take note of recent IHT changes


  • Next Government must make a ‘more resilient’ agricultural sector top priority
  • Property investment: Farmers fear planning complications and SDLT
  • Calls for farmers to be exempt from Making Tax Digital if project is reinstated
  • Farming subsidies for landowners could continue after Brexit under Conservative leadership
  • Farmers encouraged to consider effective tax planning prior to land disposals

ARA Newsletter November 2016 Edition

Pig prices climb to a new high


  • NFU to publish in-depth strategy on post-Brexit farming
  • Rent arbitration case may set precedent for further claims
  • Farming couples could share and save tax
  • Dairy farmers could miss out on £200 million of market growth
  • Effective tax planning prior to land disposals

Focus On Charities Bulletin September 2016 Edition

Charity Commission update guidance on social investment


  • Government support needed elsewhere, sector told
  • Advertising spend soars in charity sector
  • Charity Commission to review sustainability of charity sector

ARA Newsletter June 2016 Edition

TFA publishes draft post-Brexit agricultural policy


  • EU urges ‘fast relief’ for struggling farmers
  • Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) could hit farmers hard
  • Countryside Stewardship scheme opened to more farmers under new rules
  • EU exit fuels farmers’ fears, but Brexit arguments continue to pick up speed
  • Long-term and flexible loans could reduce farm cash flow costs

Focus On Charities Bulletin May 2016 Edition

Contactless payments could revolutionise fundraising


  • Donating to charity? Make sure your money is being well spent
  • No excuses for filing late charity accounts
  • Fraud risk is increasing for charities warns regulator

ARA Newsletter November 2015 Edition

Renewable energy bodies urge the Government to review its plans


  • Support payments to be given to UK dairy farmers
  • Morrisons launches ‘Milk for Farmers’ brand
  • Earlier direct payments for European farmers
  • Basic Payment Scheme changes for 2016
  • Record arable harvest for the UK
  • Farming industry loses up to £100 million a year due to fires

Focus On Charities Bulletin June 2015 Edition

Audit threshold rises to £1m


  • It is crucial that the new government listens to charities
  • Tax shake-up for CASCs

ARA Newsletter May 2015 Edition

Basic Payment Scheme – don’t miss the deadline!


  • British dairy farmers deserve better protection from falling milk prices
  • Environment Secretary: farming is key to Britain’s economy
  • Farm-based AD and hydropower schemes get the green light from UK lenders
  • Permitted Development Rights – a new income source?
  • British Limousin Cattle Society – Client story

Focus on Charities November 2014 Edition

Countdown begins to new SORP


  • Charities urged to be clearer on debt risk management
  • ‘Tell us how you have coped with recession’ call

ARA Newsletter April 2014 Edition

Environmental scheme for farmers to prioritise biodiversity


  • Cuts to red tape to save farmers £70 million
  • £10 million Farming Flood Recovery Fund now open
  • O’Neill discusses CAP reform with farmers
  • NFU call on UK government for further investment
  • Farmers counting the cost of the floods
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