Our Union of over 2000 churches is supported by staff in thirteen regional associations and three specialist teams based in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Our six Baptist Colleges prepare men and women for ministry and offer ongoing development and training.
Home Mission Grants are given to support a variety of ministries in and through Baptist churches and chaplains across the country. It also enables all our churches and ministers to be supported and helped through the work of the Regional Associations and the specialist teams in Didcot.
Safeguarding for the protection of adults and children from harm, abuse or neglect. Every church should adopt safeguarding policy statements for children, young people, and adults at risk. We help churches maintain safe environments for all, with processes to follow should something go wrong, and support for everyone involved.
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This area is dedicated to treasurers who are constantly dealing with receiving and expending money on behalf of the church. Financial stewardship and paying ministers. Our aim is to put easy to access information and links for them to refer to if they need.
Below are the links we thought might be useful in the day to day duties of the treasurers.
Transform - Current and earlier issues containing topical financial and taxation guidance
Annual Report and Accounts
Taxation Alert: 21 July 2017 Advanced Publication of taxation topics appearing in the next issue (047) of Transform
Taxation Alert: 29 March Reimbursed heat and light expenses addendum
Taxation Alert: 21 February 2017 Tax Topics appearing in issue (046) of Transform
Taxation Alert: 08 February 2017 Tax treatment of reimbursed manse light and heat expenses as from 6 April 2017
Taxation Alert: 08 November 2016 Tax Topics appearing in issue (045) of Transform
Taxation Alert: 29 June 2016 Tax Topics appearing in issue (044) of Transform
Taxation Alert: 11 March 2016 Treatment of reimbursed manse heat and light expenses
Taxation Alert: 11 March 2016 Tax Topics appearing in Transform 043
Taxation Alert: 13 October 2015 Inter-Government Agreement - Declaration to confirm Tax Status
Direct Debit Instruction Form
Online filing of minister's tax return (Revised November 2016) FTG01
Self Assessment and the Minister (Revised June 2016) FTG03
Taxation Guidelines for Churches and Ministers (Revised April 2016) F06
New Form of Gift Aid Declaration FGA06
Annual Church Subscription Rate F18
Employment Allowance F14
Guidelines on Charity Accounts with income under £250,000.00 F02
Guidelines on Charity Accounts with income over £250,000.00 F03
Charity Reserves F07
Budgeting Planning F08
Gift Aid- Making a Claim for 'Top Up' payment for small cash donations FGA04 (Revised February 2017)
Income Budget FPB02
Expenditure Budget FPB01