Charity Law CPD - Overview
Charity Law dates back to the beginning of the fifteenth century presiding over whether an organisation can be registered as a charity and operate around the appropriate legal and tax privileges.
As decisions and legal argument are continually developing, lawyers operating in the area of charities are required to keep their knowledge and skill set up to date by undertaking a certain amount of CPD hours.
Charity Law CPD Course Information
A variety of example Charity Law CPD courses have been outlined below to help give you an idea of the types of CPD training available in charity law and how many CPD hours each one is likely to contribute to your overall CPD requirements. Actual courses and their contents can be found from accredited CPD course providers.
Charities and the Public Benefit – Podcast
The podcast course covers the guidance on ‘public benefit’ as published by the Charity Commission under the Charities Act 2006. The main principles of public benefit are explained using an example for each and to demonstrate how each principle could possibly be satisfied. Attention is also given to recent draft guidance issued by the charity commission on fee-charging charities, especially to independent charitable schools.
CPD hours = 1
PLC - The Impact on Charities of the Companies Act 2006 – Podcast
Practising barrister looks at the impact of the Companies Act 2006 on incorporated charities. The Charity Law CPD course begins by looking at the changes to director’s duties such as the duty to avoid conflict of interests and to always exercise independent judgement. How these changes affect a trustee’s duties are examined as well as key areas of concern for charitable companies.
CPD hours = 1
Charity Tax and VAT Seminar 2012
The impact of the present economic crisis on the income of charities is expected to get worse in its effect on the position of many charities, and this course is aimed at helping them maximise their tax efficiency situation while demonstrating how to use the available tax reliefs to donors to increase donations.
Key speakers will be covering the tax aspects of:
• VAT updates
• VAT treatment of income streams
• VAT recovery
• tax aspects of trading, and
• business activities as well as charities and land and properties
The day seminar includes a question and answer session at the end of each part.
The seminar takes an in-depth look at how to avoid tax on trading and business transactions for charities and examines how income streams are treated in terms of VAT. It discusses Gift Aid and provides useful advice on how to benefit from tax-efficient giving by avoiding expensive errors and warns of the penalties for VAT return errors. It also considers the methods of improving VAT recovery as well as providing an explanation of the new recovery scheme on property purchases or refurbishments costing more than £250,000.
CPD hours = 5.5
CPD Course Choices
There are a wide selection of Charity Law CPD courses available both online and face-to-face. It is important for lawyers to assess their own training requirements to remain competitive in their profession by offering the latest legal advice on charities and how the law can affect them. The best way to find the top CPD courses, seminars and events is to contact a reputable training provider for more detailed course information and prices.