The Fraud Advisory Panel and the Charity Commission have collaborated in creating a set of support materials for tackling charity fraud.
You can find more information here.
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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.
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
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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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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.
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.
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:
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