Ted Cassidy

img078Ted Cassidy started up CAS here in Derby in 1991, and he worked as Community Accountant until he retired in 1997.

Since then he has continued his links with DCAS in the background, acting as our Independent Examiner, and continuing to offer great support to the service whenever it has been needed.

Ted has now announced his retirement from this role, and we wish both him and his wife Una a long and happy retirement.

In recognition of the important roles that Ted has held in support of DCAS, supported by Una, the Trustees have announced that they intend to appointed them Honorary Presidents of Derby Community Accountancy Service.

About Charitable Purposes

Image result for Charitable Purposes CC4To be a charity your organisation must have charitable purposes only. It cannot have some purposes that are charitable and some that are not (legal requirement)

The Charities Act 2011 defines a charitable purpose, explicitly, as one that falls within 13 descriptions of purposes and is for the public benefit.

There is no automatic presumption that an organisation with a stated aim that falls within one of the descriptions of purposes is charitable. This has to be demonstrated in each case.

Purposes that cannot be charitable purposes

Your organisation’s purpose cannot be a charitable purpose if it does not fall within the descriptions of purposes and is not for the public benefit, including if it is:

  • a political purpose
  • unlawful or against public policy
  • intended to serve a non-charitable purpose

The 13 descriptions and more detailed information can be found here

Autumn Budget Statement 2018

National Living Wage & National Minimum Wage:

Minimum-Wage-blogThe government has set a target for the NLW to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020 (subject to sustained economic growth).

Announcements in the Budget include:

Increasing the NLW by 4.9% from £7.83 to £8.21 from April 2019, which will benefit around 2.4 million workers

Accepting recent recommendations by the Low Pay Commission to increase NMW rates from April 2019 as follows:

  • Increasing the rate for 21 to 24 year olds by 4.3% from £7.38 to £7.70 per hour
  • Increasing the rate for 18 to 20 year olds by 4.2% from £5.90 to £6.15 per hour
  • increasing the rate for 16 to 17 year olds by 3.6% from £4.20 to £4.35 per hour
  • increasing the rate for apprentices by 5.4% from £3.70 to £3.90 per hour