From October 2013 West Yorkshire VCS employment law and HR services will no longer receive lottery funding. Once PERS’ funding ends their usual services (including their employment rights telephone advice line) will still be available, but on the basis of an annual subscription (typically between £255 and £468). For a limited period, organisations can sign up now for a one-off fee of £200 and have full access to the advice line until October 2014. Full details about these changes, as well as upcoming changes to the PERS website can be found in this PERS document.
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Acas (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) are encouraging groups to sign up for their free newsletter, which provides valuable advice for managers and supervisors on a range of employment relations and people management issues. To sign up, visit the Acas website.
The latest edition of Careers News for Calderdale & Kirklees is now available online via the workabout website. In addition, the following Careers News online survey has been created to gauge public opinion on the service they provide.
A reminder that Charities Online – HMRC’s new system for claiming Gift Aid, has now been launched. It replaces the paper form currently used to claim tax repayments. The transition period for implementing the changes will end on 30th September this year. This tight timescale means it is important for Charities to take steps now to ensure they have everything in place. If you don’t, claims may end up being delayed or even reduced in value. NCVO have produced this handy ‘Is Your Charity Ready?’ guide. For more info, contact HMRC directly on 0845 302 0203.
Next week, a new online service that allows charities to make gift aid claims electronically and be paid within 15 working days, will go live. Charities Online will be available from Monday 22nd April to around 110,000 charities and community amateur sports clubs that claim gift aid on donations. For the full story visit the Civil Society website. HMRC has produced this Charities Online Guidance document for groups wishing to use the new service.
The latest edition of the Community Energy Champion Newsletter is now available. This March 2013 issue covers Collective Switching – encouraging individuals to join together to get cheaper energy prices, as well as news on the Kirklees Energy Saver & Green Deals.
The latest edition of Careers News for Calderdale and Kirklees is now available online via the Workabout website. Issue 6 includes information about the new Disclosure & Barring Service, as well as updates regarding the National Citizen Service.
A new website has been launched to help non profit organisations and charities in the UK. The Give To All Website has been created to help the VCS cut costs, create efficiencies and generate extra income, as well as to provide useful info & solutions. The website includes the option to manage fundraising and donations (commission free). For more info, click the above link and view this Give To All info document.
The January/February edition of Snippets, the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services’ workforce development e-bulletin, is now available to download from the NCVYS website. Topics discussed in this issue include: the institute for Youth Work consultation, & news about apprenticeship grant extensions for employers.
Launched early in 2012, Kirklees Observatory is a joint venture between
Kirklees and the other four districts within West Yorkshire. It is a unique and free web based resource that provides a one-stop solution for finding statistics about areas of Kirklees. Now a year on, the Observatory has brought together a wealth of information that can play a real part in planning services for people in Kirklees. To visit the Observatory, head to the West Yorkshire Observatory website. More infomation can also be found in this Observatory press release.