Fitzrovia Noir CIC – broadening access to the arts

How and why Fitzrovia Noir became A CIC Five artists were concerned with the disappearance of local characteristics in a hidden corner of The City of Westminster. The redevelopment of the area resulted in the disappearance of these unique characteristics. Our first Outreach was to invite former staff and patients back into the neighbourhood’s 250 year old Middlesex Hospital as it was being demolished. We created portraits in the rubble of wards, corridors and theatres, collecting oral histories and rescuing ephemera. We built up a reputation with public galleries and educational institutions and it became necessary to find a vehicle…

Agent Update 87 has been published

Welcome to today’s blog promoting the publication of Agent Update: issue 87. In the Technical Updates and Reminders section we continue to bring you important COVID-19 updates, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Other topics included are VAT reverse charge, Making Tax Digital, EU settlement scheme and basis period reform consultation. Some of the highlights in the HMRC Agent Services section include Agent talking Points and support for customers who need extra help. We hope you find this edition informative and don’t forget the next Agent Update is scheduled for September 2021. Did you know that you can receive email…

Provide CIC – delivering Care with Innovation and Compassion

We Provide Provide was established as a community interest company (CIC) ten years ago. This was as a part of the Government’s initiative to separate the commissioning and provider roles of the local NHS.  Today, Provide employs over 1,200 staff. Our organisation delivers a portfolio of more than 40 NHS and Social Care services to a community of more than 4.5 million including: children, families and adults in homes, clinics and primary care settings Provide services covers the areas across Essex and East Anglia and is committed to providing ‘Safe, Clean Care’ for all our patients. An unprecedented year In…

Legislation Day

  The government published draft legislation to be included in Finance Bill 2021-22 yesterday, alongside a number of consultation responses, consultations and various tax policy announcements. We are grateful to the agent community for your constructive comments and suggestions on these measures and welcome your ongoing scrutiny of the draft legislation and further areas we are consulting on. We’ve published: • a summary of responses and draft legislation on notification of an uncertain tax treatment by large businesses. We’ve made changes to the proposal based on the responses we received during a further period of consultation • a summary of…

Flourish Together CIC – Pay it Forward – supporting women as a force for social change

Flourish Together CIC was founded in 2016 by Nickala Torkington and Jo McGrath. Both are listed on the Pioneers Post/Nat West WISE 100 lists of top women in social enterprise in the UK. They also won She Inspires Social Enterprise of the Year in 2019. Following a few years of piloting ideas and generating demand, the consultancy specialising in social enterprise development, social innovation and social leadership was created. They invest their surplus resources in supporting women as a force for social change. Challenging times Despite the pandemic, the organisation has literally ‘Flourished’ over the last year as their range…