• Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:49 AM | Farah Mendlesohn (Administrator)

    The Fraud Advisory Panel and the Charity Commission have collaborated in creating a set of support materials for tackling charity fraud. 

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  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 1:23 PM | Farah Mendlesohn (Administrator)

    The Fundraising Regulator has expressed concern over how charities report fundraising. 

    The Charities Act 2016 requires charities to include a statement on fundraising in their annual report and lists what types of information the statement should include

    The report focused on charities that spent £100,000 or more on fundraising but it is always worth ensuring that smaller charities are compliant with the same expectations, as scrutiny frequently widens its concern.

    You can find guidance here.

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:18 AM | Farah Mendlesohn (Administrator)

    The NCVO have recently released a report reviewing the sector’s operating environment which looks at the trends set to impact voluntary organisations in the future.  The report is broken down into four areas: political, economic, social and technological.  It includes some key insights into the future of the sector and offers some challenging questions for charity Trustees and Management to consider as part of their short- and long-term strategy planning.  Trustees and Management should be encouraged to read this report and consider how the topics discussed may present challenges and opportunities for their charity.  The Road Ahead


  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:41 AM | Farah Mendlesohn (Administrator)

    ACIE has a twitter feed: https://twitter.com/ACIEuk or @ACIEuk

    We post links to articles, and retweet things of interest. Please follow!

  • Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:42 AM | Farah Mendlesohn (Administrator)

    You can find the list of events, and booking details for CPD training and for the two annual conferences here.

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:03 AM | Farah Mendlesohn (Administrator)

    Jennifer Adams investigates the increasing importance HMRC is placing on agents' tax return preparation processes and considers how agents can reduce the risk of being blamed.​

    14th January 2020

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  • Thursday, January 09, 2020 1:46 PM | Farah Mendlesohn (Administrator)


    The Charity Commission’s board has appointed itself ‘representatives of the public’ – but the members are hardly representative of modern Britain. The Chair, a former Conservative Leader of the House of Lords, repeatedly leans on commissioned research carried out by Populus about public trust in charities to bolster her argument about the Commission’s role. Yet her sweeping generalisations about what “the public” (as if it were a  monolith) expects of “charities” (as if they were not endlessly diverse) have become detached from the reality of this relatively thin research base.

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  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:22 AM | Farah Mendlesohn (Administrator)

    We are saddened to hear of the sudden death of Adrienne Arlie. Adrienne was one of the absolutely key people in the early days of ACIE.  She served on the Council (trustees) for many years, getting early trains from Glasgow to get down to Yorkshire for Council meetings.  She chaired the Membership Committee for many years and she acted as Convenor of 'ACIE Scotland' - the initiative to give ACIE a 
    real presence north of the border.  She was for many years the main person behind the ACIE Scottish Conference Vice-Chair for many years.

    There is more information here.

  • Thursday, December 05, 2019 10:22 AM | Farah Mendlesohn (Administrator)

    The Charity Commission News no 63 included important information regarding the obligations of Charity Trustees to prevent facilitating illegal tax evasion.

    We have summarised the content here and urge Community members and trustees to become familiar with this content:

    • HMRC’s criminal offences for failing to prevent tax facilitation: what they are and what to do
    • HMRC is reminding companies and partnerships (including charities) that they can be criminally liable if they fail to prevent their staff or those that represent them from facilitating illegal tax evasion

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