Reporting an incident to the Charity Commission
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3M ago
Whilst the Charity Commission empowers charities to manage their own affairs, it is a fact of life that sometimes mistakes will happen. When an incident occurs, the charity must decide whether it is something they need to report to the Charity ..read more
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So you want to be a Trustee?
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5M ago
Many people like the idea of being a charity trustee, and indeed there are many vacancies for trustees across the UK.  But what is a trustee, what are their responsibilities, and how do you start the process of becoming one?   What is a charity ..read more
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Managing Conflicts of Interest in Charities
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6M ago
The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales has recently published its report following its statutory inquiry into the Birmingham Education Trust (the Trust). The inquiry looked into a series of concerns at the Trust ..read more
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Charity Commission issues new guidance on the use of social media
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7M ago
We all live in an increasingly digital world and social media forms a large part of this for many people.  For charities it has opened new ways of engaging with service users, attracting volunteers and raising much needed funds.  As with most ..read more
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Charity regulators promise closer collaboration
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2y ago
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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2y ago
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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2y ago
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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2y ago
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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2y ago
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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2y ago
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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