Does an emerging District Plan have to be in conformity with a 'made' Neighbourhood Plan?
We had numerous discussions about housing allocations and ensuring that our Parish Housing Land Availability Assessment (PHLAA) matched the local SHLAA. NP was examined and has been 'made' on that basis, with confirmation from DC that it was in conformity with Local Plan and draft District Plan at that stage. Now they have changed their minds, and are allocating areas in the SHLAA that NP doesn't!
From Friday 27 February 2015, applications are open for grants in the new Neighbourhood Planning Support Programme. All communities preparing a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order are eligible to apply, with money becoming available from 1 April.
The total value of the support programme is £22.5million, and it will last until 2018. All communities will be able to apply for up to £8,000 of grant, with groups in ‘priority areas’ able to apply for a further £6,000 and...
Use these top tips from the Charity Commission to avoid making mistakes when filing annual returns.
1. What charities need to submit depends on their income bracket. However, all charities must inform us of their income and expenditure – if you’re a charity with an income under £10,000, this is easily completed online , using your password. All charities must keep records of their accounts and provide them to the public if requested.
Shipston SNT Community Surgeries - March 2015
The Shipston SNT surgeries are being held at the Council Offices in New Clark House, West Street, Shipston on Stour, CV36 4HD. The surgeries will be held for half an hour, so please come along to discuss any issues or concerns.
Surgery dates and times are as follows: Thursday March 5th and Thursday March 19th beginning at 14:30hrs.
PCSO 6234 Hayley Ditchburn BA (Hons)
Shipston Safer Neighbourhood Team
The digital service allows new charities to register their details with HMRC for tax purposes. It has in-built checks and guidance to help organisations provide the right information and supporting documentation so HMRC can confirm their tax status.
HMRC’s Chief Digital and Information Officer, Mark Dearnley, said "We are completely changing the way we work with our customers – including charities. Our new digital services are straightforward, easy to use and convenient."
House of Commons: Communities and Local Government Committee re Community Rights
The Communities and Local Government Select Committee released its Report on Community Rights on 2nd February 2015. ACRE submitted written evidence to the Committee and Janice Banks was invited to give verbal evidence.
ACRE’s main points noted in the Report were:...
Civil Society Media Ltd would like to invite you to take part in this year's Charity Banking Survey. The objective of the survey is to uncover the state of play in the charity banking market and provide you with a level against which to benchmark the provision of banking services. The report will reveal insights into: