June 16

Five-year Commission inquiry into The Cup Trust concludes trustee responsibility

first_img  219 total views,  1 views today  220 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Five-year Commission inquiry into The Cup Trust concludes trustee responsibility Tagged with: Charity Commission governance trustees Melanie May | 18 January 2019 | News A Charity Commission inquiry into The Cup Trust and its tax avoidance scheme has concluded clear responsibility by its corporate trustee Mountstar Ltd.The Charity Commission has today (18 January) published a report of its five-year long statutory inquiry into The Cup Trust. The charity was involved in a complex tax avoidance scheme, which, if successful, would have resulted in the charity benefiting from gift aid payments from HMRC.The report details the Commission’s findings as to how the tax avoidance scheme was designed to operate, who stood to benefit from it, and its conclusions as to the actions and omissions of the charity’s corporate trustee.The inquiry concludes that the charity’s trustee, Mountstar Limited, is responsible for “clear mismanagement and misconduct” and failed to fulfil its legal duties as trustee in entering the charity into the scheme and managing its participation in the scheme.The report also details failings to address or manage serious conflicts of interest arising from relationships between the corporate trustee and individuals who devised the tax avoidance scheme and had benefited from entering the charity into it and advertising it to tax payers.During the course of the inquiry, the Commission disqualified both the corporate trustee, and three individuals who served as directors of the corporate trustee, from charity trusteeship under section 181 of the Charities Act.The Commission first investigated The Cup Trust in 2010, following concerns reported to it about the charity’s participation in a tax avoidance scheme. The statutory inquiry was launched in 2013, when the charity’s trustee failed to provide information to HMRC regarding its gift aid claims. The regulator then immediately appointed an interim manager (IM), granting the IM all the powers of trusteeship and excluding Mountstar from decision making at the charity.The report sets out why the inquiry has taken five years to conclude, pointing to complexity, various legal challenges by the corporate trustee to the Commission’s inquiry and its use of legal powers, and the need for the IM appointed to seek High Court approval to withdraw the charity’s gift aid applications. The report also states that the publication of the report was delayed due to the diversion of Commission resources in February 2018 to deal with safeguarding matters, and that no tax reliefs were ever granted by HMRC to the charity.Harvey Grenville, Head of Investigations at the Charity Commission, said:“Our inquiry demonstrates beyond doubt that The Cup Trust was misused by the corporate trustee to assist higher-rate tax payers in reducing their tax bills, and earning individuals connected to the scheme lucrative fees. Those personal benefits were far more than incidental and the fact that the charity would, had the scheme been accepted by HMRC, have benefited from gift aid, does not legitimise these intentions or actions.“Charities rely on the public’s goodwill in supporting tax benefits designed to encourage genuine charitable donations. It is right that we take robust regulatory action where trustees’ actions abuse that goodwill.“It is clear that this charity, through its involvement in an attempted tax avoidance scheme, undermined public trust in charity generally. The Commission has learnt from this case: over recent years, we have significantly strengthened our approach to identifying and dealing with risks facing charities, have improved our pre- and post-registration processes and are more proactive and robust in using our legal powers to ensure trustees comply with their legal duties and responsibilities.“We have also successfully called for our legal powers to be strengthened to help us better disrupt and stop the abuse and mismanagement of charities. Some of the new powers we asked for and are using are as a direct result of this case.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Advertisementlast_img read more

May 26

Centre Appoints Advocate Aniruddha Roy As Additional Judge Of Calcutta HC [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesCentre Appoints Advocate Aniruddha Roy As Additional Judge Of Calcutta HC [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 May 2020 7:43 PMShare This – xThe Central Government has notified the appointment of Advocate Aniruddha Roy as an Additional Judge of the Calcutta High Court, for a period of two years. The Supreme Court Collegium had reiterated its recommendation to elevate him as a judge in January this year. Earlier, the Collegium had recommended his name vide resolution dated October 24, 2018. However, the Centre did not…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Central Government has notified the appointment of Advocate Aniruddha Roy as an Additional Judge of the Calcutta High Court, for a period of two years. The Supreme Court Collegium had reiterated its recommendation to elevate him as a judge in January this year. Earlier, the Collegium had recommended his name vide resolution dated October 24, 2018. However, the Centre did not move forward with the recommendation at that time. Read Notification Next Storylast_img read more

December 20

Arion Is Chosen Name for Mascot of Rio 2011 Military World Games

first_imgBy Dialogo October 12, 2010 Excellent article, it does a good job explaining important information to know about our pet. Hugs from Colombia. Arion. This will be the name of the mascot for the Rio 2011 Games. In voting that mobilized 81,537 people over twenty-two days, in the entire country of Brazil and even abroad, the winning name received 41,069 votes, a difference of 15,730 votes over the second-place finisher, Turi, which had 25,339 votes. Finishing third was Super-Pax, with 15,129 votes. Arion, of Greek origin, means “The one who has energy.” The three options that were put to a vote were selected from the results of a survey seeking a name that would express the values and strengths of the armed forces: probity, self-sacrifice, patriotism, truthfulness, impartiality, and the image of the soldier-hero. The main theme of the Rio 2011 5th World Games of the International Military Sports Council (CISM) is the promotion of peace through sports. Therefore, using the magical symbol of the white dove, the cartoonist Mauricio de Sousa used as his inspiration a boy who turns into a Futuristic Military Super-Athlete in order to illustrate this idea. According to the artist, the dove accompanies the boy at all times and brings to life his childhood drawings of toy soldiers, creating the Troop of Peace. In the view of the general coordinator of the Military World Games, Gen. Jamil Megid Junior, the public played a special part in choosing the mascot’s name. “The participation of the public was important in selecting a name that symbolizes the spirit of sports, Brazilian energy, and the athlete’s determination to win.” As part of the project to create Arion, Mauricio de Sousa will offer to the public a 3D drawing, a thirty-second graphic animation, and a comic book, as well as a variety of licensed products showing the mascot, such as a memory game, a puzzle, magnets, pins, and stationery, among many others.last_img read more

October 18

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta eyes move for Liverpool transfer target Diego Carlos

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: Mikel Arteta press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:52FullscreenArsenal 2-1 Chelsea: Mikel Arteta press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-1-chelsea-mikel-arteta-press-conference-2221606/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Petr Cech responds to Chelsea fan asking about Kai Havertz transfer after FA Cup loss to ArsenalMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hits back at Alexandre Lacazette over his joke to William Saliba after Arsenal’s FA Cup winFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coral BarrySunday 2 Aug 2020 1:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement Commentcenter_img Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta eyes move for Liverpool transfer target Diego Carlos Sevilla are willing to let Carlos leave for the right offer (Picture: Getty)Arteta may be keen on Carlos, but the Arsenal boss has been told he must work with a restricted budget this summer due to financial issues at the club.Carlos is likely to be too expensive, but Edu and Arteta have drawn up a detailed list of targets.Arteta is also hopeful he can use out-of-favour midfielder Matteo Guendouzi as a makeweight in deals and is aiming to offload Mesut Ozil.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe German is Arsenal’s top earner, but has been frozen out by Arteta since the restart of football.Arsenal’s defence has been repeatedly breached this season, but the Gunners capped off their campaign with victory in the FA Cup final over Chelsea on Saturday. Carlos has been superb this season (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta and Arsenal technical director Edu are targeting the signing of Sevilla star Diego Carlos, according to reports.The centre-back enjoyed a superb season with Sevilla and has a £68million release clause in his contract, which runs until 2024.Liverpool are also tracking the defender, who Jurgen Klopp believes would be the perfect partner for Virgil van Dijk.The Telegraph claim Arteta has identified Carlos as a key part of his plans to overhaul Arsenal’s defence this summer.ADVERTISEMENTSevilla are willing to accept offers below Carlos’ £68m buy-out clause and could be tempted to accept a £54.5m bid.Carlos helped Sevilla finish fourth in La Liga, securing Champions League football for the Spanish side next season.AdvertisementAdvertisementA host of sides are interested in Carlos, including clubs in the Premier League and La Liga.last_img read more

October 18

Arsenal ready another bid for Houssem Aouar as Lyon star pushes for move

first_imgAdvertisement Aouar is moving closer to an Arsenal switch (Picture: UEFA via Getty Images)‘But Arsenal are negotiating right now, the player wants to leave, personal terms are not a problem, he wants to join the club but there is no agreement yet.’Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas hinted that Aouar could have left the club as early as Friday, saying that there will be no more exits after then.‘From Friday evening, when Rudi [Garcia] will choose his squad vs Marseille, there will be no departures,’ Aulas said on Wednesday.‘We could see ourselves lose two players.’MORE: Arsenal want Matteo Guendouzi sale as Marseille open talks over loanMORE: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he ‘really loves’ Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal squadFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Arsenal ready another bid for Houssem Aouar as Lyon star pushes for move Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Oct 2020 11:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares Arsenal are deep in negotiations with Lyon for Houssem Aouar (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Arsenal are ready to make another bid for Houssem Aouar as negotiations with Lyon continue.The Gunners have now made the Frenchman their primary midfield target, ahead of Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey, and are set to increase their last offer of £32m.The transfer window slams shut on Monday so time is running out for Arsenal to get the deal done for the 22-year-old and price remains the sticking point.Lyon have lowered their original asking price from €60m (£55m) to €50m (£45.7m), but Arsenal are trying to get the deal done for less than that – a figure which has already put Juventus off the transfer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe player is keen for the move and the clubs are expected to reach an agreement, but they are not there yet.‘Arsenal are ready to make another bid, they are negotiating with Lyon, they really want Aouar more than Thomas Partey,’ Fabrizio Romano told Oddschecker.‘They are still in negotiation with Lyon right now, we have to see but they are trying, more than Juventus.‘It’s true that Juventus called Lyon, but they were proposing other players for the Aouar deal, they can’t pay, in this moment, 50 euro to sign Aouar.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘So it’s Arsenal, the club that are trying to sign Aouar.‘We have to see about the money because Aulas say he wants want €40-45m, but no, he wants €50m, he was starting from €60m, now considering €50m.‘It’s normal in negotiations when you have a player that wants to leave and Aouar wants to leave and play in the Premier League. Advertisementlast_img read more

August 26

Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger made adjustments to pull out of mini ‘slump’

first_imgLOS ANGELES — A Cody Bellinger “slump” would be a decent season for many major league hitters.In 18 games from May 22 to June 11, Bellinger’s batting average fell from .404 to a season-low .352. In each of the final 12 games, he did not hit a home run. His walk and strikeout rates didn’t suffer, however, and Bellinger reached base at a .340 clip. Manager Dave Roberts never dropped his 23-year-old cleanup hitter any lower in the lineup.“I definitely don’t classify that as a slump,” Roberts said.It was an adjustment process for Bellinger, who knew the league would eventually pitch him differently after such a torrid start to the season. Right-handers began throwing him more sinkers and sliders, and fewer four-seam fastballs. Left-handers began throwing Bellinger fewer hard pitches in general (fastballs and sliders), but especially in two-strike counts. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Roberts said Turner would start the next five games at third base.ALSOEdward Paredes threw early batting practice to Russell Martin and Austin Barnes on Monday at Dodger Stadium. The 32-year-old left-hander spent the last two seasons with the Dodgers, signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies in the offseason and was released at the end of spring training. Since re-signing, Paredes hasn’t pitched for a Dodgers affiliate this season, but he’s expected to be assigned soon. … A minor-league contract with Taiwanese pitcher Cheng Hao-Chun, 21, is close to official. The right-handed pitcher will receive a $200,000 bonus pending a physical, according to the Taiwanese website ET Today.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw) vs. Giants (RHP Shaun Anderson), Tuesday, 7 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start The effect?“He was going outside the strike zone and trying to do too much,” Roberts said. “Once he kind of reeled himself in, he was back to doing what he’s been doing all year for us.”Bellinger ended the week having reached base in nine of his last 16 plate appearances – three of which ended in home runs.ALL-STAR UPDATEBellinger remains the leading All-Star vote-getter as of Monday morning, when MLB announced the updated vote totals. His 2,184,251 votes led Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich (2,065,382). The first round of online voting – dubbed “The Primary” – ends Friday at 1 p.m. PT.As of Monday’s update, only two other Dodgers would advance to the next round of voting: shortstop Corey Seager and outfielder Joc Pederson. First baseman Max Muncy, second baseman Kiké Hernandez and third baseman Justin Turner all ranked fourth at their respective positions, where only the top three vote-getters advance to the “Starters Election.” Alex Verdugo is 11th among NL outfielders; the top nine outfielders will advance to the next round. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season The 28-hour Starters Election will begin Wednesday, June 26 at 9 a.m. and the winners will be announced June 27 at 4 p.m. PT on ESPN.INJURY UPDATESOutfielder A.J. Pollock has made tangible progress in his recovery from a staph infection.Roberts said Pollock has progressed to taking swings off a batting tee, “and I actually think we’re going to flip some balls to him here either today or tomorrow, and just continue to stretch out that throwing progression.”Roberts said Seager (strained left hamstring) is still in the “infancy” of his recovery.Closer Kenley Jansen and Turner were both given scheduled maintenance days Monday against the Giants. Jansen appeared in three consecutive games against the Cubs, and Turner played four in a row. Max Muncy started at third base in Turner’s place Monday.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

August 12

Putting fun into golf for families

first_img At Duxbury Park there’s a Golf and Games Family Park which mixes pitch and putt – to giant holes – with giant versions of games such as Snakes and Ladders and Connect 4. There’s even a giant sandpit complete with pirate ship, where the children can play while their parents enjoy a coffee.  There’s also a Family Orienteering Course at Duxbury, set safely away from the golf, to offer yet another opportunity for families to spend time together, mixing golf and other activities.  July is Family Golf Month – and clubs and centres across the country are spreading the message that golf is a fun game for all the family.  They’re backing England Golf’s campaign to get more families playing, by highlighting golfing activities that all the generations can enjoy together.  Tom Brooke added: “All our ideas came out of a series of discussions with staff at our centres and we all worked very hard to get everything in place for the summer holidays. Clubs are increasingly recognising the importance of appealing to families. Abbie Lench, England Golf’s Head of Club Support, commented: “Our strategy at England Golf is to put the customer at the heart of everything we do. It’s so encouraging to work with clubs who really listen to their customers and give them with what they want – which is fun for all the family.” Clubs are offering opportunities on the getintogolf.org website and family golf is being featured all month on social media activity and supported by digital advertising.  Managing director Tom Brooke explains: “Golf needs to be made far easier for children and beginners and it also needs much more of a fun element if we really are to break down the barriers to entry.” 11 Jul 2017 Putting fun into golf for families Glendale Golf has worked with England Golf as its Tilgate Forest centre in Sussex to create a Family Fun Zone with colourful targets and a points-scoring system to create fun games. Food and drinks are served directly in the bays, which are super-sized to enable safe dining while players get on with their golf games. Balls are free and unlimited and families simply pay for the time they spend in the bay. Caption: Young golfers have fun at a Glendale Golf centre Glendale has also renamed each of its par three courses at Tilgate Forest, Duxbury Park in Lancashire and Edwalton, Nottinghamshire, as The Fun Course. The par number have been dropped from scorecards and each hole now has two tees and two holes – an 8in cup on the green and a FootGolf hole beside the putting surface. Players, who can hire easy-to-use SNAG Golf equipment, choose their experience to suit their skill.  “The Family Fun Zone is a great example of how golf can be enjoyed by all the generations together,” said Abbie. “We’re looking forward to sharing what we learn with other clubs that want to be family friendly.”  The family activities are offered alongside traditional 18-hole golf for players at all seven centres. “We continue to provide the highest-quality golf experiences for the traditional golfer,” said Tom.  “We are all excited to see how the new innovations will be received by our customers. The early signs are good and we had fantastic attendance at our recent launch events. Over 300 people attended the launch of the Golf and Games Family Park at Duxbury for example, which is a source of great pride for the team there.” Glendale Golf, which operates seven golf centres in the UK, is at the forefront of providing fun and friendly golf which attracts beginners and families with children.  That approach has meant going much further than offering beginner coaching and relaxed dress codes. Double tees, giant holes, lots of games, easy-to-use equipment and no mention of par are all part of the successful formula.last_img read more