Charity governance, compliance and structures

Safeguarding and the Protection of Others: What Should Charities Do?

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Safeguarding hit the headlines again last week, as the International Development Committee published a report focusing on exploitation and abuse in the aid sector. In the report, MPs accused charities of "complacency verging on complicity" in relation to these issues, saying that "self-delusion" and a "collective failure of leadership" had prevented charities across the sector from tackling problems before they came to light. More …

If a charity fundraiser knocks on your door is it cold calling?

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This was just one of the questions the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) considered following a complaint it received about Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. More …

Good governance of universities

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A new voluntary governance code for UK universities has been published by The Committee of University Chairs (CUC). More …

When campaigning becomes political

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Charities are reminded of their obligations to comply with charity law following the publication of a report by the Charity Commission on the work of The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). More …

Judicial review changes likely to become law

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The House of Lords' decision to remove controversial provisions was reversed by the House of Commons, and now the proposed changes have been reinserted. More …

Single registration portal for charities delayed

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Plans to revolutionise the system for charities wishing to register with the Charity Commission and HMRC have been delayed until 2016. More …

VAT rebate for charity-run hospices

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Hospices, air ambulances and search and rescue charities have been celebrating the Chancellor's announcement that, from April 2015, they will be able to reclaim the VAT they pay on goods and services. The government estimates the scheme to be worth up to £5m a year for charities. More …

New rules on fundraising at railway stations

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Charities need to be aware of new measures regulating fundraising in the London Underground and at many national railway stations. More …

Show your supporters you are in control

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The Charity Commission has published an article reminding charities to highlight any financial difficulties they may be having in their annual reports and accounts More …

Commission to Investigate Charity Regulation announced

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The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) has announced its Commission on better charity regulation. More …