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    • Apprenticeship Schemes in Churches

      It has become more and more common in recent years for churches to offer apprenticeships to people wishing to serve the church for a period – usually one or two years. This article explains the law in relation to this, as well as some...

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    • Discounted Software for Charities

      The Charity Technology Trust has announced that through its ‘tt-exchange’ technology donation programme, religious organisations can now request donations of certain products at savings of 92% to 96% off the retail price. This article...

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    • Getting help from HMRC

      HMRC has established a team to help charities understand charitable tax reliefs and other aspects of the tax system. This article explains the services the team offers and how to contact them.

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    • Important Information about Gift Aid claims from CLAS

      FIEC Practical Services subscribes to helpful updates from the Churches’ Legislation Advisory Service or “CLAS”. Most of the time we digest the information they provide and use it to help us produce updates tailored specifically for...

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    • How does your church operate as a charity?

      Most Independent evangelical churches are established as charities or use charities to hold their assets, but often there is confusion as to how the charity functions or even how many charities there are in connection with the church. This...

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    • Conflicts of Interest

      Church trustees need to be careful that their personal interests don’t conflict with the interests of the church. Early in May 2014 the Charity Commission released updated guidance on conflicts of interest for charity trustees. This...

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