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Charity Update - Spring 2018 01st March 2018

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Event details

  • Date: 1 March 2018
  • Timings: 14:00 - 17:30
  • Sector: Not for Profit
  • Price: Free
  • Location: haysmacintyre

haysmacintyre biannual update for charities and not for profit organisations

An update covering financial, compliance, governance and other topical issues for charity and not for profit organisations.


2.00 – 2.30 registration, tea and coffee

2.30 – 3.30 Charity Update


  • Anna Bennett, Charities Partner, haysmacintyre
  • Kamlesh Chauhan, Senior Manager - VAT, haysmacintyre
  • Nick Bustin, Director - Employment Tax, haysmacintyre
  • Alice Palmer, Assistant Manager – Business Tax – haysmacintyre.

3.30 – 3.45 break

3.45 – 4.30 Fraud in Charities


  • Sarah Grant, Fraud Analyst, The Royal Bank of Scotland

4.30 – 5.15 Reporting of Serious Incidents


  • Mindy Jhittay, Senior Associate, Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP

5.15 – 5.30 Concluding remarks

*  Timings are subject to change


Anna Bennett

Anna has worked in the charity sector for over 15 years. Having trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003, in a specialist not for profit audit firm, she then worked for a number of national charities, including as Finance Director for Hospice UK and most recently Director of Finance and Operations for BBC Children in Need. She joined haysmacintyre in 2013.  In this session, Anna and her tax colleagues will give a topical update on technical, regulatory and tax changes in the sector.

Sarah Grant

Sarah has worked for NatWest since 2013. She previously worked for the Metropolitan Police in West London, finishing her service as a Detective Constable. In her current role as a Fraud Analyst, Sarah helps customers across the UK understand the fraud and cyber threats they may face and what steps they can take to help protect themselves. In this session she will talk about some of the frauds seen in the sector, including social engineering, email scams, invoice redirection, telephone fraud and insider fraud.

Mindy Jhittay

Mindy is an experienced, Senior Associate solicitor in Dispute Resolution at Bates Wells Braithwaite.  She advises charities and social enterprises on a wide range of commercial contentious matters and she contributed to the Charity Commission’s consultation on its revised reporting serious incidents guidance. In this session, she will lead an interactive case study which will help you to identify the do’s and don’ts of serious incident reporting and the questions you’ll want to consider if an incident unfolds in your charity.

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