28th October 2020

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Welcome to our Autumn round up!  It seems like an awfully long time since I wrote the intro to our February Bulletin, but as we continue to adjust and establish a new way normal, some things are reassuringly continuing as planned.

In this issue, we look at the anticipated changes to the Charity Governance Code, which is expected to be published in its refreshed form later this year (and which will probably form the basis of a future event in the New Year).  I expect that some aspects of Governance will have been slightly neglected over the last 6-9 months with everything else that has been going on around us, so that might be a good time to stand back and take stock.

We also caught up with Bob Eldridge, the driving force behind first People’s Kitchen and then more recently Street Zero, and his tireless campaign to end rough sleeping in Newcastle.  The pandemic has thrown up some interesting challenges for all working in that sector.

Paul Tucker, who recently joined UNW’s Employment Taxes team as Senior Manager, has provided an overview of the employee benefit and tax issues around supplying job related accommodation. This is an area that is coming under increased scrutiny, so it is definitely worth a read if you provide accommodation.

Mark Hetherington, VAT Partner at UNW, then provides an update on the VAT position for digital advertising by charities.

We recently pushed our IT technical department to its limit for our first ever Online Charity Networking event, which was originally planned as an in-person event over the summer following requests from attendees at our briefings. Whilst I couldn’t get round all the different virtual “rooms,” I think there was interesting and valuable discussion and experience sharing in them all – many thanks to all those who attended.

We are starting to shape our 2021 Events Programme, and so if anyone has any burning requests or ideas then do let us know.  We are crossing everything in the hope that real events will be allowed – and safe for all – at some point over the coming months!



Anne Hallowell
Charity and not-for-profit partner at UNW

UNW’s latest update on topics of financial interest to all dentists contains two articles, which includes the latest results from

HMRC are removing one exemption and are clamping down on another. The tax treatment of employee living accommodation is complex. 

As the Budget originally scheduled for Autumn has been postponed until Spring, the Government made a number of announcements regarding

The Government has announced new payment arrangements for VAT deferred between 20 March and 30 June 2020 due to the

Bob Eldridge founded Street Zero in 2018, with the mission of eradicating homelessness and “rough sleeping” in Newcastle by 2022.