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Burgess Hodgson Raise £7,500 for Canterbury Wheelchair Rugby

The staff at Burgess Hodgson have once again broken their own yearly fundraising record, managing to donate £7,500 to the local Canterbury ‘Hellfire’ Wheelchair Rugby Club. 

The Club are very proud to be the only Club in Kent offering this Paralympic sport which is an exciting fusion of ice hockey, handball and rugby. However, following a review of Olympic funding post Rio 2016, Wheelchair Rugby had its funding cut entirely which has left many of the clubs suffering a funding crisis just to continue training each week.

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#supportinglocal

For over 40 years, supporting our local community has always been a priority to Burgess Hodgson and a cornerstone of the firm. In addition to providing a full range of quality financial services to our local businesses and individuals, we still remain strong in promoting our local area throughout a range of fields. (more…)

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Updates for Charities

Earlier this year the Prime Minister delivered a key-note speech at the Charity Commissions annual public meeting, the Chair of the Charity Commission William Shawcross, announced: “I was very proud to welcome the Prime Minister as our guest and honoured that she chose the Charity Commission’s public meeting to give such a significant speech. There could be no better indication of the importance of charities to this country, and of our responsibility as regulator.” (more…)

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BH raises £6,909 for local charity “Snaap”

Each year Burgess Hodgson nominate a charity to benefit from annual staff fundraising efforts.
Staff have really pushed the boundaries in 2016, raising a firm record of £6,909 for local charity Snaap (Special Needs Advisory & Activities Project).

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Charity Update a Success

 

Charity Update a Success

On Wednesday 2nd November we held a charity and not for profit update seminar at the Cathedral Lodge in collaboration with Furley Page Solicitors along with guest speaker Simon Dolby from the KM Charity team.

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Charity and Not for Profit update seminar

Burgess Hodgson and Furley Page invite you to an update for the Charity & Not for Profit sector on a variety of topics, ideal for charity trustees and finance professionals alike.

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Charity update – February 2016

At the start of this month the long awaited Charities (Protection & Social Investment) Bill passed through the House of Lords and is expected to receive Royal Ascent shortly. Jim Leeves, Associate at Burgess Hodgson, summarises below some of the latest developments at the Charity Commission and the impact of the Bill. (more…)

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Trustees to share educational charity facilities

The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on ways that trustees of fee-charging educational charities, including charitable independent schools, can ensure they run their charities for the public benefit. (more…)

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Tax breaks for charities (and zoos!)

At first glance, the UK charity sector and zoos might not have a lot in common (the only ‘tax’ associated with animals ends in “‘idermy”’!), but actually both have a shared goal – to plough the murky waters of VAT in search of tax breaks! (more…)

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Cabinet Office in charity audit threshold rise

The Cabinet Office is pressing ahead with plans to increase the charity audit threshold for England and Wales from £500,000 to £1 million. (more…)

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