CFDG release 'The Tax Implications of Charity Trading' an essential guide

28th April 2010

The Charity Finance Directors’ Group, in partnership with ACEVO is publishing ‘The Tax Implications of Charity Trading,’ written by Pesh Framjee and members of the charity tax team at Horwath Clark Whitehill. This comprehensive guide is a must have for any third sector organisation raising funds through trade or considering this as part of their future development. In the economic downturn the importance of trading and fundraising is becoming more apparent, with charities looking for new and innovative ways to gain essential resources.
As well as an introduction to the basic tax exemptions charities are entitled to, this book gives a detailed analysis of the tax and trading environment for charities acting both as a reference guide, and a source of useful practical advice. David Membrey, acting CEO of Charity Finance Directors’ Group says that “CFDG is very pleased to be releasing this detailed guide, which will provide a valuable resource for a range of organisations across the sector dealing with the difficulties and implications associated with charity trading.” Chapters cover a wide variety of trading opportunities for charities, from shops and cafes to events and services, business sponsorships and merchandising.
Dionne Nelson Head of ACEVO’s Income Generation Programme says, “We knew a publication offering no-nonsense trading and tax essentials would be timely and well received by those helping to develop and sustain charities. We are pleased we partnered with CFDG and Horwath Clark Whitehill to bring a fine publication as part of the range of activities delivered through the Income Generation work strand”.
Pesh Framjee, Head of Not for Profits at Horwath Clark Whitehill and Special Advisor to CFDG who wrote one of the first books on charity trading in the 90’s says “Charities are carrying out an ever increasing range of activities to meet their objectives and to
generate income. These are caught by sometimes complex rules and requirements which can lead to problems if they are not understood and addressed.”

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Notes to Editors:
1. The Charity Finance Directors' Group was set up in 1987 and is an umbrella group that specialises in helping charities to manage their finance-related functions. CFDG’s circa 1700 members are responsible for the finances of charities with a wide variety of income levels. Between them our members manage some £17.4 billion in charity income per year. For further information please contact Megan McInally, Policy Manager, on or 020 7785 6426.
2. A Pdf version of ‘The Tax Implications of Charity Trading’ can be found on CFDG’s website from 11.00am Wednesday 28th April 2010.
3.  ACEVO is the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations and we are the leading voice for chief executives in the third sector. With over 2,000 members nationwide, Its Income Generation Programme works to ensure that third sector organisations in England are able to access high quality advice and support on revenue creation matters.

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