Charities newsletter – March 2018

Posted by Kirsteen Hook, 26th March 2018
Our Charities team here at Blake Morgan publishes e-bulletins to keep you up-to-date with breaking news and topical issues affecting the sector. We also offer regular charity trustee induction and refresher training sessions.

Charity Commission reminder: safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities

A summit was held earlier this month by the Charity Commission where UK charities committed to strengthening their leadership, culture and capacity around safeguarding.

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Protecting your charity from fraud – recent Commission alerts

The National Cyber Security Centre (”NCSC”) has launched its first cyber security guidance specifically for the charity sector.

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Alert for charities – use the regulated financial sector

The UK’s three independent regulators of charities (Charity Commission for England and Wales, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and Charity Commission for Northern Ireland) have issued an alert to charities. This alert is to advise that the regulated financial sector should be used by charities.

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Institute of Fundraising and Fundraising Regulator publish “bite size” GDPR guidance for fundraisers

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and the Fundraising Regulator released a joint GDPR guidance on the 26 February 2018. This guidance has been approved by the main regulator of GDPR the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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Charity Commission – Consultation for managing relationships with organisations that are not charities

The Charity Commission has launched a consultation process on draft guidance on how charities should manage their relationships with organisations that aren’t charities.

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Charity Commission – Funding Update

On 22 January 2018, the Charity Commission announced that it had been awarded additional government funding of £5 million per year. This was as an interim solution to help it respond to an increase in demand on its core regulatory functions, including registration and compliance.

Read more here.

If you have any questions on the articles in this newsletter or would like to discuss any matter please contact any member of our Charities team.

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