Government guide to tax incentives for corporate giving published

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Government guide to tax incentives for corporate giving published Howard Lake | 27 February 2005 | 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. The Treasury and Home Office have jointly published a guide that promotes corporate giving by detailing the range of tax incentives available for corporate community involvement.“A guide to tax incentives for corporate giving” lists nine ways in which businesses can give to charity ranging from giving money or shares, through encouraging employees to volunteer or donate to charity, to investing in improving the urban environment, and seconding an employee to a charity.The guide details the tax incentives available to companies to offer these kinds of support, and includes examples of best practice. Advertisement  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A copy of the guide has been distributed by the Institute of Fundraising to all its members. “We feel that this is a really useful aid for charities in encouraging businesses to link into and support the voluntary sector”, explained Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive of the Institute.In his accompanying letter Mr Boswell put the publication in the context of the Institute’s efforts over the past year to influence the Government’s thinking and attitudes to fundraising. “As a diret consequence of this work,” he reports, “a new charity team in the Treasury and a new post of Head of Charitable Giving in the Home Office have been created.” As a result, “there is now a strong structure in both key departments to allow the Institute to continue influencing future policy around fundraising.In other recent publications the Institute has indicated that it is working with the Treasury on a proposed campaign to promote Gift Aid.The guide to tax incentives for corporate giving can also be downloaded at no cost from the Treasury’s website.last_img read more

Drinking costs firms dear

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Despite the massive cost of alcohol-related illness to business most arefailing to tackle the problemAlcohol-related illnesses are costing British businesses £2bn a year, yet 43per cent of firms do not have a workplace alcohol and drugs policy in place, areport has suggested. The research by the London Chamber of Commerce also estimated that 14million working days are being lost through alcohol-related illnesses, while 25per cent of workplace accidents are related to alcohol. Of particular concern was the increasing numbers of women developing drinkproblems, said the LCC. Piers Merchant, director of campaigns at the LCC, said firms needed todevise properly thought-out policies on how to tackle the problem. “As part of their overall approach, some companies might considermeasures such as a complete ban on drinking during working hours or randomalcohol or drugs tests,” he said. The LCC report also found that workplace problems often resulted from staffgetting drunk or taking drugs outside office hours. Workers were more likely toadmit to a drink problem if they felt it would be dealt with as a healthproblem. One in eight workers feared a random alcohol test would put them over thelimit. People with substance abuse problems were between two and eight timesmore likely to be absent from work for more than a week than other workers,said Merchant. Kevin Cairns, OH adviser manager at Marks & Spencer and a member of thesteering committee of the Nursing Council on Alcohol, agreed discipliningworkers with drink problems was not the answer. “OH has a vital part to play in early intervention even if it is justfor five minutes. But it needs to be treated as a health issue, not as adisciplinary one.” www.londonchamber.co.uk Drinking costs firms dearOn 1 Aug 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

New app allows mums to track baby’s progress

first_imgMailOnline 26 March 2014A new smartphone app allows mothers to listen to the heartbeat of their unborn child and keep track of their baby’s progress in the womb.The Bellabeat Connected System includes a fetal heart-rate monitor and lets expectant mothers tune in to their baby’s heartbeat and record the sounds.It also tracks important data about the progress of the baby, including heartbeats per minute, the number of times the baby kicks and the weight of the growing foetus.The app also has the capabilities to track the mood of the soon-to-be mother by recording her feelings throughout pregnancy.If the app detects a pattern emerging, such as symptoms pointing to the early signs of depression, the user is even encouraged to speak to a medical professional.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2588845/Listen-babys-heartbeat-smartphone-New-app-allows-mums-track-babys-progress.htmllast_img read more

Big and Little

first_imgAnother high school football season is already in its third week.  The largest and smallest schools playing football locally are East Central and Milan.  After two weeks, the Indians are 1-1 and East Central is 0-2, but that is not the story.Even though Milan has a new coach, they are off to another good start.  Their game with Batesville is always a measuring stick for how well their program is going.  It is amazing to me how this small school puts one good football team on the field after another.  It speaks well for the school and the people they hire to run the program.East Central had their first losing season in a long time last year.  As a result, their head coach decided over the off-season to bring back some past help to run the current program.  Tim Behlmer, a two-time head coach for the Trojans, is again coaching the line.  John Roth is helping out one day a week, and Don Stonefield, another past head coach and current athletic director at ECHS, is acting as a consultant for the program.Both schools have had many more winning seasons than losing seasons over the years.  Don’t let the Trojans slow start fool you too much.last_img read more