Charity operational advice and income generation

Employment: Autumn Budget 2017 - what does this mean for employers

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Our Employment team outline the headline points for employers. More …

CIOs to be included in the Index of Business Names

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From 1 January 2018 all charitable incorporated organisations (CIO) will be included in the Business Names Index which is maintained by Companies House. More …

Conversion of charitable companies to CIOs

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On 7 December 2017, the Charities Act 2011 (Commencement No.3) Order 2017 (SI 2017/1230) was implemented, which means that from 1 January 2018 there will be mechanisms in place for an existing charitable company, charitable community benefit society or community interest company to convert into a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO). 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 …

Warning from the Charity Commission about scams

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The Charity Commission has issued a press release urging charities and individuals to be "vigilant and look out for scams used by fraudsters to obtain bank details". 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 …

Charity Commission: recent reports

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With the draft Protection of Charities Bill currently being considered, we looked at some of the most recent Charity Commission reports to see how it is using its current powers and what areas it is focussing on in its investigations. 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 …