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Company Law Reform Bill

Commons Second Reading of the Company Law Reform Bill took place on 6 June.

The Bill has now been committed to Standing Committee. Proceedings will end by Thursday, 13 July 2006.

Standing Committee D will have 23 members: Vera Baird, Crispin Blunt, James Brokenshire, Colin Burgon, Lorely Burt, Jim Cousins, Quentin Davies, Jonathan Djanogly, Louise Ellman, Jeff Ennis, Paul Farrelly, Justine Greening, Patrick Hall, Margaret Hodge, David Howarth, Mark Hunter, David Jones, Eric Joyce, Steve McCabe, Mike O'Brien, Marsha Singh, Shailesh Vara and Keith Vaz.

The Debate can be found at the link below.

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  • Date: 08 June 2006 (Posted: 14 June 2006)

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Payments of tax refunds to charities

The latest HMRC statistics on repayments of tax and payments of tax credits to charities are now available. The estimated outturn for total repayments in FY 2008–09 is £967m, of which £891m came from Gift Aid.

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  • Date: 05 May 2010 (Posted: 05 May 2010)

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    Charity Commission investigates Africa Relief Trust

    In 2011, following concerns about Africa Relief Trust’s (registered charity number 1077946) business rates relief arrangements, the Charity Commission opened a regulatory compliance case into the charity. The case confirmed the Commission’s concerns about the risks to the charity’s assets and about trustees’ failure to provide full and complete information. The Commission has now opened a statutory inquiry into the charity. The investigation will assess “whether the charity trustees have properly discharged their trustee duties when making decisions to enter into tenancy agreements and occupy those properties to further their charitable purposes and whether any benefit to the landlord or other parties is incidental to that”.

    Earlier this year, the Charity Commission reissued a warning to charities linked to business rates relief after two recent Court judgments found that two charities were not making sufficient use of their premises for charitable purposes to qualify for business rates relief. Subscribers operating in Wales will also be aware of the current review of business rates and the latest Morgan report which noted that “there has been evidence of organisations registered as charities occupying large vacant premises of a type not usually associated with charitable occupation. This has relieved the owners of the [Empty Property Relief] liability and generated suspicions of rates avoidance tactics.”

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    • Date: 25 July 2013 (Posted: 25 July 2013)

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