Our blog on the latest issues affecting the charity sector
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.
Data Protection and GDPR for Charities – act now
January 12, 2018
The law is changing to give further protection and control to individuals, and greater transparency.
Charity Commission issues alert to charities on safeguarding
December 22, 2017
Following a number of serious incidents reported to them, the Charity Commission issued a regulatory alert on safeguarding to charities on Tuesday.
How the Trust Registration Service relates to charitable trusts
December 7, 2017
Charitable trusts may be caught by these requirements where they have incurred a liability to pay a relevant UK tax.
An insight into changes in Gift Aid
December 4, 2017
In our Budget blog we referred to the review of the Gift Aid donor benefit rules and the changes that will come into effect from April 2019.
How will the 2017 Autumn Budget affect the charity sector?
November 23, 2017
What are the key points from the 2017 Autumn Budget that will affect the charity sector?
Modified audit opinions and how to avoid them
November 8, 2017
The Charity Commission recently carried out research on the 2016 accounts of large charities and found that a staggering 97 charities had their accounts qualified by their auditor.
Does your charity have an effective whistleblowing policy?
November 1, 2017
Whistleblowing is one of the most effective ways to detect and uncover instances of fraud, since people within the charity are often the first to discover any such problems.