Charity governance, compliance and structures

Autumn Budget 2017 – some key points for charities

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The budget made few mentions of the voluntary sector. However, we have put together a summary of the likely benefits to the charity sector. More …

Charity Commission: Press release to review your safeguarding and governance arrangements

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On 19 December 2017, the Charity Commission issued a regulatory alert reminding charities to review their safeguarding and governance arrangements. More …

Charity newsletter - August 2017

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Read our latest newsletter from our charities team here at Blake Morgan. Our newsletter covers charity governance code and new GDPR for charities. More …

Budget 2015: Key points for Charities

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Chancellor George Osborne delivered his pre-election Budget on 18 March 2015 which included several announcements affecting charities and not for profit organisations. More …

New guidance on conversion to independent status for NHS charities

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Welcome guidance on conversion to independent status for NHS charitable funds was published by the Association of NHS Charities on 18 November 2014. More …

Charity Commission to review charity campaigning guidance

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The Charity Commission has announced measures to monitor charity campaigning in the run-up to the 2015 general election and ensure its campaigning guidance remains fit for purpose. More …

Appeals by former charity trustee struck out by tribunal

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The Charity Tribunal has struck out two appeals brought by a former trustee of the Dove Trust against orders of the Charity Commission. More …

Lobbying Act guidance updated by Electoral Commission

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Charities should be aware that the Electoral Commission has reviewed and clarified its guidance on the controversial Lobbying Act, which came into force in January this year. The amendments comprise 22 changes to the Electoral Commission's guidance and updated FAQs. More …

New regulations and guidance for charity trustees

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The Charity Commission has published their new regulations and guidance for trustees on adopting a total return approach to the investment of the charity's permanent endowment. More …