Our blog on the latest issues affecting the charity sector
Charity Commission introduces a welcome pack
May 9, 2018
The Charity Commission have designed a new welcome pack, which will helpfully be emailed to all new trustees that register their email address with the Charity Commission from 30 April 2018, but it is still worth signposting your new trustees to it as part of their induction process.
New chair of charity commission gives first major speech
April 25, 2018
Baroness Stowell gave her first major speech since her appointment to delegates at the annual conference of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) in London on 16 April.
Why charities should encourage their donors to write wills
April 5, 2018
In 2016/17 the total income from all sources in the UK’s charitable sector was £75.3 billion, an increase from £71.1 billion in the previous year. Whilst this represents growth of 5.7%, it is in fact the first year in the last five when the rate of growth has increased, and only by 0.1 percentage points.
Acceptance or refusal of donations – latest guidance from the Commission
February 28, 2018
Even if your charity has never benefited from the Presidents Club, the scandal highlights the need for all charities to have clear policies when it comes to accepting donations, particularly in instances where there is uncertainty as to how reputable the donor is.
Charity Commission announces new measures on safeguarding
February 23, 2018
Following a number of serious incidents involving Oxfam and other charities, the Charity Commission has issued guidance on safeguarding to strengthen public trust and confidence in charities.
Proud to be working with the Elton John AIDS Foundation
February 12, 2018
EJAF funds frontline programmes that help to alleviate the pain - whether physical, emotional or financial - of those living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS, and to continue the fight against this worldwide pandemic, so that no one is left behind.
Proud to be working with the British Paralympic Association
February 6, 2018
As the National Paralympic Committee for Great Britain, it is the BPA’s responsibility to select, prepare, enter, fund and manage the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team at the Paralympic Games. Through sport, their vision is to inspire a better world for disabled people.
New rules on who can become a charity trustee
January 23, 2018
New restrictions on who can run a charity come into force on 1 August 2018. It is important that charities look at their own trustee makeup and also assess their recruitment practices to ensure that they are prepared for the new rules.
Are charity trustees up to the job?
January 18, 2018
The Charity Commission has published the results of two recent surveys together with recommendations for improvements. If you are the trustee of a charity you are one of about 700,000 people in England and Wales who carry out this function and, it appears, a member of a diminishing band.