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Filing on-line

HMRC has produced a guide to deadlines for filing on-line. It covers:

• self assessment;

• employers operating PAYE schemes (apart from the simplified domestic scheme);

• VAT payment and returns; and

• businesses (including clubs and associations) paying corporation tax.

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  • Date: 21 March 2008 (Posted: 21 March 2008)

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Austrian and Finnish Presidencies of the EU

Austria took over the Presidency of the EU from the UK on 1 January 2006; Finland will hold it for the second half of this year. On 22 December 2005, as is customary, the two delegations jointly published an operational programme outlining their plans for 2006. The programme highlighted the following priorities:

◦ VAT: the programme states simply that the two Presidencies will "continue initiatives on simplifying and modernising the VAT system".

◦ Consumer protection: "The Presidencies will seek to reach an agreement on the Decision establishing a programme of Community action in the field of health and consumer protection (2007-2013). Due to the cross-cutting nature of consumer protection policy, specific emphasis shall be placed on consumer-relevant developments in other policy areas in order to mainstream consumer interests."

◦ Health and safety at work: the Presidencies will seek final adoption of the Working Time Directive, and the programme also confirms that a Communication is expected from the Commission late in 2006 on a new Community Strategy on health and safety at work.

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  • Date: 05 January 2006 (Posted: 05 January 2006)

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Report on matched crowd funding published

Innovation charity Nesta has published a report of a study that it undertook, examining the impact of matched crowdfunding as a means of raising funds and increasing innovation.

The nine-month pilot programme, which began in August 2016, used the  platform Crowdfunder to match statutory funding with individual donations from the public to fund 59 arts and heritage projects. Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund provided £251,500, ultimately encouraging an additional £405,941 from almost 5,000 donors.

According to the report, the offer of a match boosted the average size of contributions by 17 per cent, from £63 to £74, compared to similar projects without matched funding.

The pilot largely attracted new supporters and finance for arts and heritage organisations, with 86 per cent of project backers having never financially supported those organisations before and 20 per cent having never previously backed any arts or heritage projects.

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  • Date: 13 October 2017 (Posted: 13 October 2017)

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