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JustGiving’s tax win nets £3.3m for charities

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first_img Over 9,000 charities will today share a rebate of £3.37 million secured by online fundraising service JustGiving after it successfully challenged HMRC over whether VAT should be paid on transaction fees on donations.The money will be received by charities that raised funds online using JustGiving between 1 September 2004 and 31 December 2010. They do not have to remain JustGiving members now in order to receive their share of the rebate.JustGiving began its challenge to HMRC in September 2007 who conceded the point three years later. Consequently JustGiving stopped charging VAT on transaction fees on 1 January 2011. It has taken 18 months to agree the amount of rebates that were due to charities.The change applies to all providers of online fundraising services, meaning that they do not have to charge VAT on transaction fees either. JustGiving on the other hand acknowledge that the change will increase its own costs by about 6% in that it won’t be able to reclaim the VAT on its costs in full.Anne-Marie Huby, Managing Director for JustGiving, said: “We are proud to have achieved this change for the benefit of all charities using online fundraising platforms.”JustGiving will be rebating the sum it has received from HMRC, less the professional fees it has incurred in making the challenge. The net sum to be received by charities is £3,368,019.83.www.justgiving.com Tagged with: Digital Finance HMRC Justgiving Law / policy  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis JustGiving’s tax win nets £3.3m for charities Howard Lake | 13 June 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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TCU Beach Volleyball jumps to No. 13 after impressive weekend in Tallahassee

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first_imgHaley is a senior journalism major and political science minor from Parker, Texas. When she’s not in the newsroom, she enjoys playing sand volleyball with her friends and watching all the cute dog videos on Facebook. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU visiting scholar continues campus conversation on immigration Newest construction plan aims to close parts of Bellaire Drive for pedestrian walkway Facebook Facebook printThe American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll ranked the Horned Frogs (16-8) at No. 13 for the first time in program history on Monday.“We’re really excited and happy about the ranking, and it is good for our program,” said head coach Hector Gutierrez. “At the end of the day, I am happy for the girls because they have been working hard and playing hard to get to this point.”The Frogs paved their way into the top 15 after upsetting three ranked teams at the Staybridge Suites Invitational in Tallahassee, Florida this past weekend. They squeezed past No. 10 Georgia State (3-2), No. 13 Florida International (3-2) and No. 14 Florida Atlantic (3-2) to catch the AVCA’s attention. The team gave up their lone loss to Florida State, who has been fixed at No. 4 since week two of the 2017 polls.The updated ranking puts TCU ahead of both FIU (14) and FAU (15).“The girls were mentally and physically ready to play,” Gutierrez said. “It was great for us to show that we can compete against some of the best teams in the country.”The Frogs now have a total of five wins over ranked teams this season. In March, they beat Arizona State and Cal Poly, who were 10th and 15th at the time, respectively.TCU looks to continue its rhythm in the last regular season match-ups against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M-Kingsville on Apr. 22 in Corpus Christi. Twitter Haley Harrisonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-harrison/ Twitter Haley Harrisonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-harrison/ ReddIt Linkedin + posts ReddIt Previous articleFrogs defeat DBU 9-3, push win streak to 13 gamesNext articleTCU running back transfers to Oregon State Haley Harrison RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSgame wonTCU in title Haley Harrisonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-harrison/ Haley Harrison TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Haley Harrisonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-harrison/ Good Neighbors Animal Rescue helps hundreds of feral cats and dogs Linkedin Students concerned about off-campus thefts Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Political persecution of state TV director-general

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first_imgNews November 30, 2016 – Updated on December 1, 2016 Political persecution of state TV director-general Follow the news on Gambia January 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en GambiaAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by a wave of arrests and abusive prosecutions of journalists in the run-up to elections on 1 December in which President Yahya Jammeh is running for a fifth term. Credit : Momodou Sabally / Daily Observer News RSF is particularly concerned about Momodou Sabally, who was fired as director-general of Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) on 8 November and was arrested by the National Intelligence Agency later the same day, and Bakary Fatty, a GRTS journalist who was also arrested on 8 November. Both are still held. Their arrests, which came just days after Jammeh warned the media that he would tolerate no criticism in connection with the elections, are clearly the result of the autocratic president’s annoyance over perceived political slights. When Sabally was brought before a Banjul court 11 November, he was accused of causing the state to sustain economic losses when presidential affairs minister in 2014 – a charge that was already brought against him and then dismissed in 2015. He refused to enter a plea when he appeared in court again on 29 November. No charge has so far been brought against Fatty, who has still not been able to see his lawyer. He is now being held in a completely illegal manner because, under Gambian law, he should have been released within 72 hours in the absence of any charges. The state broadcaster’s news coverage seems to have upset the regime. A few days before the arrests of Sabally and Fatty, GRTS ran a story about the opposition, which for the first time has managed to unite by behind a single candidate, Adama Barrow. It replaced a previously scheduled story about an event held by the First Lady. “Aside from the illegality of the methods used, these arbitrary arrests and proceedings are a deliberate political bid to control the main state media outlet just days ahead of the election,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The president is sending a threatening message, an act of censorship of the national TV broadcaster.” There have been other examples of the regime’s current paranoia towards the media. The photographer Alhagie Manka was held from 10 to 16 November for taking photos of members of the ruling party’s youth wing without accreditation. On 9 November – the day that it was confirmed that Jammeh was running for another term – Yunus Salieu, a journalist with the pro-government Daily Observer, was arrested for taking photos with his mobile phone and was held for 40 hours. The security services thought he was going to send the photos to an anti-Jammeh campaign on social networks. Gambia is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. August 6, 2020 Find out more Newscenter_img GambiaAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further Receive email alerts News Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder July 23, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Colombia’s New Defense Chief Promises Continuity

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first_img President-elect Juan Manuel Santos named Rodrigo Rivera as Colombia’s next defense minister on Wednesday, picking a former member of Congress with a history of supporting tough security measures. Rivera will head Colombia’s fight against leftist guerrillas from next month, when outgoing President Alvaro Uribe hands over power to Santos. “The idea is to continue and consolidate the security policies that were so brilliantly applied over the last eight years,” Rivera, 47, told reporters. Uribe is the most popular leader in Colombian history for his U.S.-backed crackdown on drug-running rebels who have been fighting the state since the 1960s. Colombia’s cities and highways have become safer since Uribe first took office in 2002, prompting a sharp increase in investor confidence. Former senator and presidential candidate German Vargas Lleras was named interior and justice minister. He will be in charge of the government’s relations with Congress and the courts once Santos becomes head of state on Aug. 7. The incoming president is expected to move quickly to mend ties with neighboring Venezuela, where leftist President Hugo Chavez has cut off relations with Colombia in the latest crisis to hit a volatile Andean region plagued by clashing ideologies, guerrilla armies and cocaine smuggling. Uribe accuses Chavez of allowing 1,500 guerrillas to live in dozens of camps along Venezuela’s jungle frontier, where Bogota says they are free to plan attacks against Colombia. Chavez dismisses the accusation, saying it is part of a Washington-backed plan to invade his oil-rich country. He has said he hopes to improve relations with Colombia once Santos, himself a former defense minister, is in power. Chavez halted trade with Colombia last year to protest a deal allowing U.S. forces to use Colombian air bases for anti-drugs operations. The halt has nearly dried up what was once a $7 billion per year commercial relationship. Outgoing Defense Minister Gabriel Silva has been named Colombia’s next ambassador to the United States, which has given billions of dollars in military aid to the country. By Dialogo July 30, 2010last_img read more

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Arsenal, Chelsea clash in 134th FA Cup final

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first_imgArsenal vs. Chelsea Venue: Wembley Stadium Kick off: 5:30PMEnglish football’s longest-ever campaign comes to a conclusion this evening when Arsenal and Chelsea face off at Wembley in the 139th FA Cup final. The Gunners knocked out holders Manchester City in the semis and are seeking a record-extending 14th triumph in the competition, three years on from their most recent success.Chelsea, beaten 2-1 by Arsenal in that year’s final, have secured a top-four finish in the Premier League and could make this an exceptional first campaign for Frank Lampard.No two teams have had more success in the FA Cup since the turn of the century than Arsenal and Chelsea, lifting the famous trophy a combined 11 times since 2001.The Gunners have so often relied on the oldest domestic cup competition of them all to salvage their campaign in recent times, and that is very much the case this time around.Improvements have been made since Mikel Arteta succeeded Unai Emery in December, but results have been mixed and the Gunners finished a lowly eighth in the Premier League. That makes 2019-20 Arsenal’s worst league season in 25 years, having also crashed out of the other two cup competitions they entered relatively early.It all comes down to one game for the North London outfit, then, with victory on Saturday worth up to £30 million for the club given it means automatic qualification to the Europa League.That could be the difference between keeping or selling skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the difference between retaining Dani Ceballos or being made to promote from within.Arsenal are synonymous with the FA Cup, though, and tend to lift the trophy when they make it as far as the final.Indeed, they have triumphed in eight of their last nine FA Cup finals, including each of the last six – only Tottenham Hotspur (seven between 1901 and 1982) have won more in a row. The worry for Arsenal, however, is that Chelsea are equally as prolific when it comes to getting the job done – even more so, perhaps.After seeing off Manchester United in the semis, this will be the Blues’ ninth appearance in the showpiece fixture since 1997 and they have won seven of those.The only two defeats in that period? Both to Arsenal – in 2002 and the aforementioned meeting three years ago when Aaron Ramsey struck a late winner for the Gunners.There is less pressure on Chelsea than their capital rivals heading into this latest tussle, it is fair to say, with the Blues enjoying a successful debut campaign under Lampard.RelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea The club legend, in only his second campaign as a boss, has navigated a transfer ban and the exit of Eden Hazard to guide his side into fourth and back into the Champions League.Assuming there is no upset in next week’s Champions League last-16 second leg with Bayern Munich, which they trail 3-0, this is Lampard’s only chance to win silverware this term.In many ways, though, finishing fourth in the Premier League is deserving of a trophy in the current climate, ensuring that the Blues can push ahead with ambitious transfer plans.The arrivals of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner will take Chelsea to another level in 2020-21, but right now it is all about overcoming Arsenal to lift a first trophy in 15 months.That most recent piece of silverware was the 2019 Europa League, secured with victory over Saturday’s opponents in the Baku final.Incredibly, this will therefore be the third time in the last four seasons that Arsenal will end their campaign against Chelsea.The sides have had a mixed time of things in those previous two finals. Now another chapter is set to be written in a battle between two managerial rookies.Arsenal possible XI: Martinez, Holding, Luiz, Tierney, Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang. Chelsea possible XI: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, Giroud.Tags: ArsenalChelseaFA CupManchester CityMikel ArtetaTottenhamUnai Emerylast_img read more

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USC offers new programs through health coalition

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first_imgAs part of USC’s new partnership with the Alcohol Prevention Coalition, the university will begin offering optional online courses covering topics relevant to university life, such as sexual assault and mental health.Incoming students are currently required to complete the AlcoholEdu course before their first week of classes, a requirement first implemented seven years ago.The added courses are designed and offered through Outside the Classroom, the same entity responsible for AlcoholEdu.MentalHealthEdu is available for faculty and staff, while SexualAssaultEdu is geared toward the student body.Another course, GreekLife, targets specific drinking problems and conflicts found predominantly in the Greek community.The coalition also plans on conducting studies on USC’s student body and behavior in order to develop more customized curriculum for the university.While the university is not planning to require staff or students to complete the online tutorials, the new partnership vastly increases the amount of resources available to those wanting to delve further into potential social dilemmas.Staff members will have the chance to attend semi-annual research summits and experts plan on conducting campus research on the school’s drinking culture, according to the Health Promotion and Prevention Services department.“Outside the Classroom is sitting on one of the largest databases of college students in the world,” said Paula Swinford, director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, to USC News. “We need to move this conversation forward, and we need more information about USC — the coalition is able to provide that.”The AlcoholEdu tutorial provides basic information on what amount constitutes a single alcoholic drink, the meaning of blood alcohol content and how the body metabolizes alcohol. Through use of the online program, the university safely ensures that each incoming student will receive the same information on prevention and problem solving.Students and staff can access the newly instituted programs beginning July 1.last_img read more

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