Our blog on the latest issues affecting the charity sector
Five ways to highlight your charity’s benefits in the Annual Report
September 11, 2018
Many charities prepare an annual summary report to send out to supporters and potential donors, and this is a great opportunity to highlight who benefits from their donations, and in what way.
Charity trustees and senior management: Automatic disqualification rules
August 23, 2018
On the 1 August 2018, the Charity Commission changed the rules concerning persons who are automatically disqualified from being a trustee. Read on for more information on the new rules, the responsibilities of your charity and how best to adhere to the rules.
Partnership working between public bodies and charities
July 27, 2018
The idea is reminiscent of the previous big society idea. The announcement was clear that no new money would be made available – this is about improving coordination, enabling delivery and improving communication.
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.