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Resource: Free Acas e-Learning Hub

Acas have a free online learning hub.

Reputation and Risk - protecting your organisation

Voluntary sector activity is based upon trustworthiness, reliability, integrity and goodwill, and the value of a strong reputation should not be underestimated. Your public image influences partnership and contract prospects, campaigning, donation levels and the ability to attract volunteers.  Charities need to be aware that almost every activity carries reputational risk.

Charities and tax - what do you need to know?

It’s important to be aware of financial obligations that draw upon hard-earned income – but there are also benefits to be had. As a charity you can get certain tax reliefs 

In case of emergency – Community Resilience Plans

Much of Norfolk is low-lying land, not much higher or even lower than surrounding water levels.  Even though the county has some of the lowest rainfall in Britain, 42,500 homes in Norfolk are estimated to be at risk from flooding.  And we know that coastal erosion threatens the very existence of some homes.  How resilient is your community to these threats and others?

Insurance - Do you need it?

There are over 9,000 community venues recognised as charities in England and Wales, with a combined annual income of around £0.25 billion. They are important hubs of community activity and events and need to be protected against the unexpected. 

Resources: Accounting Templates for Charitable Companies

The Charity Commission, in partnership with Companies House, has produced accounts templates for charitable companies with an income of under £500,000. 

Norfolk – united against adult abuse

2,709 safeguarding adult concerns were raised between April 2015 and March 2016 in Norfolk. Often the abuse is carried out by someone known to the person who is being harmed. 

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and your organisation

The new data protection regulation, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect from 25th May 2018.
 

Charities and the Gender Pay Gap

Charities and companies with over 250 employees must publish details of their gender pay gap on their websites by April 2018.  The regulations on gender pay gap state that these organisations must publicise:

Our new partnership with Clapham & Collinge Solicitors

We are delighted to announce an innovative new partnership with solicitors Clapham & Collinge.

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