Our blog on the latest issues affecting the charity sector
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.
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.