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Use of charity tax reliefs could leave universities open to avoidance accusations, experts say

FOCUS: As charity trustees, university governing bodies have an overriding duty to act in the best interests of their institution. However, the HMRC's hardening stance on tax planning and the current political climate could leave them treading a fine line... 17 Mar 2015

Whether charities liable for damage caused by protesters depends on factual connections, says expert

FOCUS: Companies can find themselves the subject of protests which cause costly damage, but can they sue protesters? The Supreme Court has laid out some of the logic it would use to rule on a claim, though it did not find a charity liable in this case. 09 Mar 2015

Out-Law Guides

Charities signed up to multi-employer pension schemes face increasing funding difficulties, says expert

Charities that use multi-employer pension schemes to cover retirement benefits for their employees are facing increasing funding difficulties as a result of insolvencies in the sector, an expert has said. 01 Jul 2013

Charities and universities to benefit from VAT exemption for shared services

The Government will implement EU proposals that will allow charities and universities to share services without charging each other VAT, according to proposals published in today's draft Finance Bill 2012. 06 Dec 2011