Howard Lake | 12 March 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Budget offers 22% transitional rate for Gift Aid over three years Two faces of Big Ben. Image: Paul Medeiros Tagged with: HMRC Law / policy legacies The Government has offered charities a three-year transitional rate of Gift Aid worth around £300 million to alleviate the reduction in the value of Gift Aid on donations following the drop in income tax next month.The announcement was made by the Chancellor Alistair Darling MP earlier this afternoon in his Budget speech to the House of Commons. With effect from 6 April 2008, “charities will be able to claim Gift Aid at a transitional rate, consistent with a basic rate of income tax of 22 per cent, for three years”, according to the Budget document. This covers the tax years 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11.Other changes related to Gift Aid include “a programme for bringing additional smaller charities into Gift Aid”, the redesign of HMRC’s ./guidance, and measures designed to increase the awareness of Gift Aid “including the launch of targeted marketing tools” to 5,000 new charities.The transitional rate was part of the Chancellor’s speech entitled ‘Modernising the tax system’.The package of measures followed HMRC’s consultation with the charity sector over Gift Aid, launched in June 2007, and how it could be made more effective. Over 500 views were submitted to the consultation.The Government today published its response to the Gift Aid consultation in which it detailed some of these changes. However, it did not propose making further changes to the system to make it easier for some donors to give, for example. HMRC argued in the document that “these are complex issues that require a better understanding of donor behaviour and a full assessment of the risks that could arise if alterations were to be made to a currently successful system”.It added that “the Government will continue to work with donors and charities to develop understanding of donor behaviour and use that to inform further thinking about Gift Aid”.The Budget also included a reference to payroll giving, namely that the Goverment would “continue to work with the sector on other ways to support charitable giving, including through payroll giving”.www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/budget/budget_08/bud_bud08_index.cfm Advertisement 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. 63 total views, 1 views today 64 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
In September of last year, Dopapod dropped some big news on fans with the announcement of a yearlong hiatus that will span the entirety of 2018. After seven years as road dogs, the idea of time off resonated with the four-piece progressive jam band—comprised of Eli Winderman (keys and vocals), Rob Compa (guitar and vocals), Chuck Jones (bass), and Neal ‘Fro’ Evans (drums)—feeling that the year would allow them to write new music, spend more quality time with friends and family, and dedicate time to developing side projects like Octave Cat and Oval Sandwich.EXCLUSIVE: Dopapod’s Rob Compa Talks Allman Brothers, Phish, And Future Dopapod PlansHowever, Dopapod coupled their hiatus announcement with even bigger news: the band would be releasing a brand-new album, MEGAGEM, marking the group’s fifth studio release, ahead of an extensive fall tour that spanned through to New Year’s Eve. Especially with the hiatus looming, fans of the group relished the eight-track record. Now, with 2018 upon us and the group’s break in full swing, Dopapod has released a brand-new animated music video for MEGAGEM‘s “Mucho”.The new music video for “Mucho”, which was produced by Avalanche Artists, is truly delightful and features whimsical animations of robots by Curtis Peel. Riffing off the feel-good and ebullient feel of the MEGAGEM track and its positive, life-affirming lyrics, the vibrant video follows a robot as he discovers that’s there’s more to his dull binary life after finding a flower growing on the street and bringing it home. In tune with the overall message of the number, as Eli Winderman explained about the track, “Mucho has quickly become one of our fan favorites. I was trying to write something that was fun and that contained a lesson I’ve learned over the past few years, which is if you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.”Live For Live Music is proud to premiere the official music video for Dopapod’s “Mucho”. While the band is on hiatus, make sure to keep an eye on the band via their website or Bandcamp page, as there’s a good chance the group will continue to slowly release new content sporadically in the coming months. As Rob Compa explained to us about recording MEGAGEM in the fall, “We actually recorded enough music to warrant another album coming out sometime next year.” Stay tuned, and enjoy the world premiere of the video for Dopapod’s “Mucho” below!
By Roberto López Dubois/Diálogo August 03, 2020 On May 28, during a combined operation with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Colombian Navy, the Panamanian Air and Naval Service (SENAN, in Spanish) intercepted a speedboat sailing northwest of Isla Grande, Colón province, with 1,055 kilograms of cocaine on board. The boat’s crew, three Colombians, was also captured.The operation began when the Colombian Navy issued a maritime traffic alert after detecting a suspicious speedboat coming from the Gulf of Urabá in Colombia. The boat was located with the support of a U.S. Coast Guard vessel and maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). Upon seeing the authorities, the crew tried to flee and jettisoned 43 packages containing the drug into the sea.Three boats, two aircraft, and some 20 SENAN units participated in the operation, the institution said, adding that it maintains in the region an average of 11 air and naval assets deployed and on alert. For this operation, the Colombian Navy, through its sources, picked up information on the movement of the boat and provided intelligence to Panama within the framework of maritime cooperation agreements of the Southern Triangle (consisting of Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama, with the support of the United States).“An operation as such begins with an alert which can count on the support of an MPA, for which there are air and naval assets positioned at tactical points according to the alert,” said SENAN’s National Intelligence Directorate. “Currently, the region seeks to strengthen the capabilities of the Southern Triangle; therefore, the vast majority of operations within Panamanian jurisdiction are supported with intelligence or maritime and air support [from the countries of the Southern Triangle].”According to SENAN, a large part of the illicit substance shipments seized within the Panamanian jurisdiction belong to the Colombian armed group Clan del Golfo.Between January and May 2020, SENAN carried out 28 operations against narcotrafficking and seized more than 20,000 kg of drugs: 16,180 kg of cocaine and 4,807 kg of marijuana, the institution said. Between July 2019 and June 2020, the Panamanian security forces seized 70 tons of drugs, the Ministry of the Interior said.
Pembroke Pines and Miramar police are investigating an early morning small plane crash that has closed a roadway in Miramar.Officials say the crash took place on Pembroke Road just east of Hiatus Road around 9 a.m., with the plane crashing near a Chase Bank branch.Investigators have not released any information on how many people were in the plane or their conditions. The plane was reportedly taking part in a training exercise for Wayman Aviation Academy out of nearby North Perry Airport.WATCH LIVE: Small plane crashes near bank in Pembroke Pines https://t.co/wlxx3EWmIE— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) May 12, 2020