Charity regulators promise closer collaboration
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The Charity Commission and the Information Commissioner have today published a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to enable closer working relations between the two regulators, including the exchange of appropriate information, in order to ..read more
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Charity regulation during the coronavirus outbreak
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The Charities Commission assured charities last week that their approach to regulation during this uncertain period will be as flexible and pragmatic as possible in the public interest, and they will be helping trustees to be aware of and think about the ..read more
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Should you change your charity's structure?
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Your charity’s legal structure and constitution set out what type your charity is and how it should be managed.  There are four common types of charity structure:  charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) – either the ..read more
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Which charities can assist with the COVID-19 crisis
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If you are contemplating assisting with the current crisis, you should first consider the terms of your charity’s existing charitable objects which are set out in your governing document. Objects that might already allow you to offer support include ..read more
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Can a charity's reserves and restricted funds be utilised to help through the Coronavirus crisis?
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Understandably, many charities are currently very concerned about their financial position.   As a priority, trustees should consider what are their short, medium and longer term priorities, and see if they need to amend their financial planning ..read more
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Coronavirus increases the risk of fraud and cybercrime
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The Charity Commission has today warned charities that fraudsters are exploiting the spread of coronavirus in order to carry out fraud and cybercrime, with Police reporting an increase in coronavirus related scams.  There are a number of ways in which ..read more
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Guidance for trustees facing challenging times
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The Charity Commission has published guidance for trustees, especially those acting for smaller charities, who may need help facing difficult situations or decisions.  We have summarised the Charity Commission’s key considerations and some ..read more
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New Charity Commission user-friendly guides for trustees
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The Commission has published a range of user-friendly guides for trustees. Launched in Trustees’ Week 2020, the five x 5-minute guides cover a ‘core syllabus’ of basic information that should help trustees run their charities effectively ..read more
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How charity trustees can support the crisis in Ukraine
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The situation in Ukraine is changing rapidly and we appreciate that many of our clients and partners want to support the crisis and help those in need.  For charity trustees, this can create some challenge and so we have set out below a number of points ..read more
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Charities Act 2022 - Five of the key changes for charities and their trustees
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This month sees the introduction of new law as the Charities Bill has now received Royal Assent and passed into law as the Charities Act 2022. Here are five of the key proposed changes for charities and their trustees: Charities and trustees will be ..read more
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