Our blog on the latest issues affecting the charity sector
Are charities trustworthy?
July 20, 2018
The Charity Commission, in conjunction with Populus, have recently released a report on their findings in relation to public opinion on the trustworthiness of charities. The survey was carried out with over 2,000 adults from England and Wales participating.
How public sector bodies interact with the charity sector
July 16, 2018
Implementation will be led by Tracey Crouch, Minister for Civil Society who has said that the project is not about finding new funding for charities but making better use of the resources that government already had available.
Beware of the supplier bank account fraud
July 5, 2018
As frauds become ever more sophisticated the fraudsters are researching the suppliers engaged with organisations through reviewing public domain information such as published tender awards or supplier lists. It has even been known for the criminals to pretend to be the company’s auditors!
The value of small
June 21, 2018
Recent research guided by Lloyds Bank Foundation and led by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University and three other organisations looked at the distinctive contribution value and experiences of small and medium-sized charities in England and Wales.
Charity Commission announces changes to the annual return
June 8, 2018
Although these new questions are voluntary for 2018, they will be mandatory for the 2019 annual return onwards so, if they could be applicable to your charity, it would be worth giving some thought to them now to ensure that your accounting records are sufficiently detailed to enable you to answer these questions.
UHY Hacker Young raise over £15,000 for the Mental Health Foundation
May 29, 2018
We are delighted to announce that the fundraising efforts of staff across our offices in the UK have raised over £15,000 for our national charity the Mental Health Foundation (MHF).
With two days until GDPR, here’s a reminder of your responsibilities
May 23, 2018
At the end of last year you may not have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); however fast forward five months and GDPR, now only two days away, is one of the hottest topics of discussion amongst our charity clients.
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.