The Diocesan Secretary Richard Butler would like to give a message to all expenses claimants in the Diocese:
An important update from the Finance Team about the Annual Parish Finance Return Forms:
As part of the on-going support to PCC officers we are running the final in a series of workshops across the Diocese providing a range of resources and advice on everything from church finance, stewardship, resources for children and young people, church publicity, IT, support for buildings, administration and more!
Our first PCC Resources Exhibition held at Fakenham College Conference Centre on the 4th September 2013 was a resounding success with well over 60 PCC members in attendance.
A small number of parishes have yet to return their Annual Finance Forms or Annual Persons Form.
Encouraging giving in a parish can be feel daunting, but it need not be so.
We have recently received a number of questions regarding parishioners who volunteer to carry out small repairs and maintenance work on their local Church and whether they are appropriately covered for insurance purposes.
The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) allows parishes to claim a Gift-Aid style repayment to be received on small cash donations of £20 or less up to a threshold of £5,000 of donated income per year per church.
An urgent message from the Director of Finance about Online Gift Aid claims.
Further to our recent advice on the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) posted on our website on 14th February 2013, we are still awaiting guidance notes from H.M. Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in respect of this.