Two financial experts from Lancashire-based accountants Moore and Smalley spoke on charity trading and the pitfalls of VAT for charities at this week’s annual conference and AGM of the National Association of Local Societies for Visually Impaired People (NALSVI).Partner and head of the firm’s specialist charity team, Christine Wilson, and Stephen Adams, head of VAT, addressed more than 130 delegates at the two-day conference held at Chester University campus this week.Christine Wilson said: “Charities are increasingly subject to rigorous legal requirements, accounting rules and taxation statutes, and the more hoops they have to jump through the more they need expert advice and ./guidance from people who understand the specific requirements of the sector. Advertisement Tagged with: Finance Trading 18 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 July 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity trading and VAT covered at national conference “Moore and Smalley’s experience in advising charities and not-for-profit organisations is extensive and we advise some of the best known organisations in the region, some of which have been with us for more than 50 years.”Moore and Smalley acts for more than 61 charitable organisations in Lancashire and Cumbria, with a combined annual income in excess of £39 million, including Galloway’s Society for the Blind, Deafway and St Catherine’s Hospice. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
gaspr13/iStock(ALVIN, Texas) — Authorities are saying a teen girl out for a jog “did everything right” as she managed to escape an alleged kidnapper.The 15-year-old was out for a run in Alvin, Texas, an idyllic suburb south of Houston on the Gulf Coast, at 9:20 p.m. on Dec. 2 when a man repeatedly drove his truck past the teen, according to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office. The man eventually pulled over and approached the girl and wrapped his arms around her.“The victim reports that she began to scream for help and was able to fight the suspect off when they fell to the ground,” according to the sheriff’s office.Three days after the attempted abduction, sheriff’s investigators were in the area conducting interviews when they found a Chevrolet truck matching the description given by the girl, authorities said. The driver fled before being cut off by the sheriffs.Steven Salazar, 22, was identified as the driver and arrested on a charge of reckless driving.“Salazar fit the description given of the attempted abductor, however, he denied having any contact with the victim or any involvement with the incident,” the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.He was booked on the reckless driving charge on Dec. 6, but was released from custody.After Salazar “gave several inconsistent stories about the incident,” he was arrested for attempted kidnapping on Tuesday. Salazar has also been charged with evading arrest, according to jail records.He is being held on $45,000 bond for the two charges.“She did everything right to survive this,” Brazoria County Sheriff’s Lt. Varon Snelgrove told Houston ABC station KTRK.The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office is still asking anyone who may have been approached in a similar manner to contact them at 1-800-460-2222.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.