Media Release: French Duncan and Turcan Connell host free charity sector seminar


LEADING mid-tier accountancy firm, French Duncan, and legal firm, Turcan Connell, are hosting a free seminar on the latest developments in charity law and accounts at 5pm on Tuesday 19th August at Cowane’s Hospital, Stirling.

The seminar is designed to bring delegates up-to-date with the most recent legal changes, accounting and audit changes which are on the horizon and current knowledge on charity tax matters.

Key topics will include: the latest OSCR reports on charity governance and risk; changes planned to the Charity SORP and the implications for charities; VAT issues for charities, including VAT relief and when to register for VAT; public benefit and the impact of equality legislation as well as key pointers on mergers and joint working opportunities.

Tony Sinclair, partner and head of charity group at French Duncan, said: “Ongoing training of charity trustees is critical to the good governance of charities.

“This seminar is aimed at both charity trustees and chief executive and finance directors to give a complete overview of the things they need to know to keep abreast of change.”

In addition to Sinclair, speakers at the event are: Claire McCaffray, VAT senior manager at French Duncan; Gavin McEwan, partner and deputy head of charities at Turcan Connell and Kenneth Pinkerton, senior associate at Turcan Connell.

Anyone interested in attending can contact Hilary Walker on tel 0141 221 2984.


For further information please contact Hilary Walker on tel 0141 221 2984

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Date: 15th August 2014

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