As we move into the new Connexional Year, the Trust Statements for 2019/20 are now available for download from the Trust Information System (TIS). Treasurers and other users registered on the TIS will have received an email from the system on Friday 11th September to advise the statements were available and that these should be downloaded and checked as soon as possible.

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Podcast – Non-residential leases

19th Aug 2020 | Property Updates

Sintons LLP, one of the firms on the Methodist Church’s Panel of Solicitors, has very helpfully recorded a short podcast with up to date guidance from a Methodist and charity law perspective on the process for granting non-residential leases at Methodist buildings.

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Sintons LLP, one of the firms on the Methodist Church’s Panel of Solicitors, has recorded a podcast on the potential risk of liability that may face Managing Trustees when they are looking at reopening their church buildings during the lockdown and continuing COVID-19 crisis.

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The ongoing effects of Covid-19 are creating particular difficulties for Managing Trustees of residential tenancies. As we come to the end of the Connexional Year, this is especially true for those seeking vacant possession of their residential properties to house ministers and their families.

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"Test and Trace" - Update

7th Aug 2020 | Technical Updates

The "Test and Trace", Data Protection and What you need to do Focus Note has been updated. The updated Focus Note includes additional guidance to help Managing Trustees now that further information has been provided by the Government and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on how the service works.

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Charity Commission Annual Returns

14th Jul 2020 | Technical Updates

The Connexional Team have produced the following guidance relating to the submission of Annual Returns to the Charity Commission

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New Test and Trace Record Available

4th Jul 2020 | Technical Updates

The Government has requested that Churches in England assist the NHS Test and Trace service by keeping an accurate temporary record of visitors to church premises for 21 days.

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