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HMRC Targets The Charity Sector

Barry Leigh, Partner, Cohen Arnold, reflects on the increasing scrutiny by the HM Revenue & Customs into the affairs of UK registered charities. Business is attempting to come to terms with Brexit; in general, the forecasts are rather gloomy. It is therefore unsurprising that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is anxious to ensure that everyone […]

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Online Giving to Jewish Charities

UK Toremet: Supporting the Causes that You Believe In Jonny Cline, founder of UK Toremet, explains how the Jewish Charity Guide website DONATE buttons work and how UKT helps donors manage their philanthropy. For further information contact him at jonnyc@uktoremet.org.uk – www.UKToremet.org.uk Many of the advertisers and Israeli charities featured in this guide can now […]

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Foreword

Foreword Last November’s budget was hardly full of hope for the next ten or 20 years. Many people’s wages are only set to rise by a tiny percentage – if at all -and many more working and unemployed people will consequently drop below the poverty line. For people with physical disabilities or mental health problems […]

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Tracing Jewish Charities

Click here for the Foreword ‘MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS’ Jewish charities that have merged with, or been amalgamated into, other organizations. A number of Jewish charities are well over 100 years old, and in that time, their activities and services have changed in tune with the needs of their clients. Homes and hospitals, soup kitchens and […]

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Jewish Helplines and Funding

Click here for the Foreword HELP! JEWISH TELEPHONE HELPLINES / ENQUIRY DESKS / SUPPORT GROUPS / GRANT MAKING TRUSTS In an age when most people have access to a telephone, the helpline has become an important addition to the range of services Jewish charities can offer the Community. Anonymous, confidential, safe and easily accessible, helplines […]

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Charity Shops / Donations

Click here for the Foreword We Also Need… The editors of the Jewish Charity Guide are often approached for details of charities or organisations that accept ‘good as new’ clothing, furniture, bric-à-brac and other goods for sale through charity shops or to be distributed to the needy. Jewish museums and art galleries are also delighted […]

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Searching for Heirs

Click here for the Foreword What Happens if You Die Intestate? The term ‘Bona Vacantia’ literally means ‘vacant goods’ and is the legal name for ownerless property, left by someone who dies intestate (ie. without making a will), without known kin and whose property, by law, then passes to the Crown. The work of Bona […]

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