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Charity Update - 1 March 2022

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Welcome to the latest edition of our charities bulletin. February has been a busy month for news, and we hope you will find this a helpful summary.
Neil Palmer

28 February 2022

ACEVO outlines its new 3 year strategy

Coming into force on the 1 April, ACEVO has formed its strategy around the strapline: Imagine, inspire, and improve. Read more.

ACEVO


 26 February 2022

Roman Abramovich signals intention to hand stewardship of Chelsea FC to charitable foundation 

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich announced his plans over the weekend. The Chelsea Foundation trustees are still considering the legal implications of this move.

Chelsea FC


24 February 2022

Charities Bill receives Royal Assent

A week to celebrate as the Charities Bill becomes the Charities Act 2022. Read the Charity Commissions blog post on what comes next.

UK Parliament & The Charity Commission


24 February 2022

Fundraising Regulator releases it's annual report

The latest accounts published by the Fundraising Regulator show a 98% payment rate of the Fundraising Levy over the past year - the highest to date. The report also details a 24% increase in small charity and non-charity registrations.

Fundraising Regulator


24 February 2022

Dormant Assets Bill receives Royal Assent and is be expected to unlock a further £880 million

The Dormant Assets Scheme used by banks and building societies is to be expanded to include dormant funds from insurance, pensions, investment & wealth management and securities sectors. A public consultation will launch in the summer to consider which causes should benefit from the money.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport


16 February 2022

Fundraising Regulator updates its guidance to facilitate safe and responsible fundraising

Fundraising Regulator has updated its guidance to reflect the latest changes to restrictions.

Fundraising Regulator


9 February 2022

Charities Aid Foundation releases its latest Charity Landscape Report

The report details that 91% of charity leaders believe that the sector will be expected to fill in the gaps in public services over the next five years.

Charities Aid Foundation


10 February 2022

ACEVO & NCVO release Time to Flex report

The report calls for flexible working to be accessible to everybody in the charitable sector.

ACEVO & NCVO


10 February 2022

Former trustees of Kids Company criticised in Charity Commission report

The inquiry has found that the Kids Company operated a "high risk model". At the end of the report the Commission stresses the wider lessons that can be applied by charities.

The Charity Commission


2 February 2022

Read the charity sector's responses to the Levelling Up White Paper

Social Enterprise UK, Social Investment Business, NAVCA and NCVO analyse the potential impacts of the White Paper on the charitable sector.

Charity Sector


2 February 2022

Levelling Up White Paper Unveiled

The White Paper sets out how the Government intends to spread out opportunities more equally across the UK. Relevant to the charity sector are the expansion of the Dormant Assets Scheme, the National Youth Guarantee, and the Shared Prosperity Fund.

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities


2 February 2022

Government releases a response to Danny Kruger MP's Report

Recommendations from the 'Levelling Up Our Communities: Proposals for a New Social Covenant' report have been considered. Read the responses to the report.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

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