Further updates on Charities Online claims

HM Revenue and Customs has issued further guidance on the Charities Online service, which becomes available from 22nd April, see ‘Three options for making claims using Charities Online’ at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/online/claims.htm.

The third option is a new paper repayment claim form (ChR1), replacing all existing R68 claim forms, which can be ordered from the HMRC Charities Helpline from 25th March.

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Support for creating neighbourhood plans

Community organisations body Locality has been given funding to provide a new programme of support and grants to help communities create neighbourhood plans.

The Neighbourhood Planning fund and support programme will run for two years from 1st May 2013, with groups able to bid for up to seven thousand pounds to help them produce their plan.

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Should local Welsh sector Compacts be mandated?

The Welsh Government commissioned research to help inform its decision on whether to introduce a statutory requirement for Welsh local authorities to establish compacts with third sector organisations in their areas. The report suggests that the government could put more pressure on local authorities that don’t have local compacts to put them in place, but stops short of recommending statutory force.

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