â€œCharities lose faith and hope as funding crisis leaves them with Â£2.3bn black holeâ€, with headlines such as this, one can begin to appreciate the enormity of the funding crises in the not-for-profit sector.Â
Â As readers are no doubt aware, the subject of VAT is never straightforward in any area but we have addressed the main rules and issues surrounding sale of business as a going concern and opting to tax property.Â
The Flexible Working (Eligibility, Complaints and Remedies) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 SI 2009/595 have now been published. The Regulations extend the right to request flexible working to carers of children under 17 from 6 April 2009.Â The right previously applied to carers of children under six or disabled children under 18.Â For copies of the Regulations…
Â After full consultation with the HM Treasury and stakeholders, the Home Office announced that a new Vetting and Barring Scheme will be implemented from 12 October 2009.Â Â It is expected that the scheme will provide a much more comprehensive and consistent measure of protection for vulnerable groups across a wide range of settings.