Finance

Culture Recovery Fund – further detail announced

Early detail on how the government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund will operate emerged today as Arts Council England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England published information o…

Landmark Ruling on Business Rates for Museums

Museum operators across England and Wales breathed a sigh of relief last week after the Upper Tribunal (Land Chamber) ruled in their favour, following a long-running battle with the Valuation Offic…

Success Guide: Negotiating Business Rates

In partnership with Lambert Smith Hampton, AIM has updated its guide on ‘Successfully Negotiating Business Rates’. Written by Colin Hunter, …

AIM And Scott Moncrieff Launch Museums And Galleries Tax Relief Helpline

AIM members can now benefit from free advice on all aspects of Museums and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief via a new telephone helpline. …

What’s Going On In The World Of Charity Policy?

There’s a General Election on the horizon, reports of an increase in fraud, and Baroness Barran has reviewed progress on the Civil Society Strategy. So, we asked …

AIM Report and Toolkit highlights the significant Economic Impact of the Independent Museum Sector

AIM’s latest report on the Economic Impact of the Indep…

Six Ways To Reduce Water Consumption In A Museum

With the colder months approaching, if your museum needs energy saving or purchasing advice, please don’t forget that joining the …

Is Your Museum Ready For Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) Compliance?

On the 14th September, the EU’s Second Payment Services Directive comes into effect, changing the way in which all customer to business transactions are processed. Regardless of the Br…

Benchmark Your Museum’s Financial Performance For Free

AIM members can now discover how their financial processes shape up – for free – by using a benchmarking tool called Finance Count.…

The Art Of Gifts In Wills: Five Tips To Drive Your Legacy Fundraising

The following is a guest article for AIM written by Valerie Harland. Valerie has over 30 years of experience as a fundraiser in the UK and New Zealand and is a Trustee at AIM members, the Clifton S…

All The Answers To Your Top Gift Aid Questions

Gift Aid is a tax relief that generates over £1.3bn in additional income for the UK charity sector each year. However, £560m still goes unclaimed each year. Rachel Cooper – of Welbec…

What Are The Benefits Of Smart Meters (AMR) For Your Museum?

Smart meters, or more precisely, Automatic Meter Readers, are rising in popularity and many museums are coming to understand what they can gain from installing an AMR meter. If you’re still unsur…