Help Africa, a UK charity that claimed to assist victims of war and natural disaster, has been removed from the government’s charity register after being found guilty of gift aid fraud, with one worker receiving an eight month suspended jail sentence.
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The Institute of Fundraising, National Council for Voluntary Organisations and Charity Finance Group have launched a new survey to find out how the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme is working.
Charity and association professionals are being encouraged to register for their free delegate place at CHASE 2014 as seminar spaces fill up fast.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has granted five charities an extension to file their gift aid after exceptional extenuating circumstances.
Andrew Edwards, HMRC’s head of charities, said: “Using Charities Online to make a gift aid repayment claim is quicker and typically takes only three days, rather than the 26 days that it took using the R68(i) paper claim form.”