Effective leadership and governance

As this week is Trustees’ Week (12-16 November), I felt it perfect timing to highlight again two maxims to keep in mind when considering taking on the charity trustee role or, indeed, are an existing trustee. Yes, you may need to be a bit more hands on if your charity is smaller but, in general, I’ve always found these maxims helpful, no matter the size of the charity.

Making Tax Digital: how and when to get your accounting systems in shape

HMRC’s MTD initiative has some strict requirements for businesses with turnover above the VAT-registration threshold. As highlighted in previous blogs, affected businesses will need to keep their VAT records digitally. They’ll also need to file their VAT returns to HMRC using ‘functional compatible software’ – software or spreadsheets that can connect to HMRC via an application programming interface (API).