PEM Insights

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Registering a charitable trust

Under HMRC’s Trusts Registration Service (TRS) new trusts with a liability to tax arising in the 2016/2017 tax year have until 5 January 2018 to register online via the HMRC website.

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Charity statistics

A report has been commissioned by the Office for Civil Society and the Charity Commission to look into charity trusteeship. It has highlighted a need for greater diversity within trustee boards.

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Phishing and fraud

The Charity Commission issued an alert to warn charities about phishing. Trustees need to be vigilant and protect their charities from harm.

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Factsheet: First time buyer relief

In the 2017 Budget the Chancellor announced a new SDLT relief for first time buyers, buying their first home. This applies for purchases from 22 November 2017. This will be welcome news for those wishing to get on the first rung of the property ladder. However, there are tight restrictions as to who can qualify.

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