We've received reports of a number of frauds that were facilitated in part by lax procedures during the pandemic.
Please remind your clients that dual signatory electronic banking is an important safeguard in interrupting scammers.
That scammers may well take advantage of the disruption to processes and the extensive advice emails, that are likely to occur in January.
The Charity Commission has updated its advice on Managing Finances including:
It is also important that charities not be allowed to 'drift' in their (often generous) response to the pandemic. The Charity Commission has updated it's advice on Purpose and Rules.
The Association of Charity Independent Examiners
Registered Company Limited by Guarantee 7461134Registered in England at1st Floor, Block C, The Wharf, Manchester Road Burnley BB11 1JG
Registered Charity in England & Wales No: 1139609
Registered Charity in Scotland No: SC039066
Telephone: 0131 659 9751 or 07899 891616 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 19 Windsor Place Edinburgh EH15 2AJ