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Charity Update - 10 November 2021

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Welcome to this edition of our Charity Update. Please click on the links to find out more about the impoWelcome to this edition of our Charity Update. Please click on the links to find out more about the important topics below. Whatever your involvement with charities, whether as a charity trustee who wants to keep themselves informed or otherwise, we trust you find this interesting and helpful.

Neil Palmer

4 November 2021

The Civil Society Group is launched

The Civil Society Group is an informal collaboration of civil society organisations and charities. The aim is to increase collaboration and allow organisations to clearly articulate their shared priorities to Government. Read more here.

NCVO


2 November 2021

Regulator publishes decision on Manor Building Preservation Trust Limited

The Commission has concluded that there was serious misconduct and/or mismanagement in the charity's administration and management. Read more here

Charity Commission


 1 November 2021

Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation update their charity sector guidance 

In response to Afghanistan's Taliban takeover in August, OFSI has updated its sanctions guidance for the charitable sector. Read more here

H M Treasury


 28 October 2021

Regulator finds failures in Human Appeal's governance 

The Commission has concluded that there has been misconduct and/or mismanagement in the administration of Human Appeal by its then trustees. Read more here.

Charity Commission


 28 October 2021

Charity Commission release the findings of their Covid-19 survey 

The Commission found that 60% of charities surveyed had experienced loss of income as a result of Covid-19. Furthermore, 62% of charities anticipate some level of threat to their charity’s financial viability in the next 12 months. Read more here.

Charity Commission


 27 October 2021

Research by the OSCR reveals the current position of Scotland's charity sector 

Scottish charities have a combined annual income of over thirteen billion pounds, making it a similar size to the Scottish NHS. Read more here.

OSCR


 27 October 2021

Autumn Budget & Spending Review

HM Treasury has published its Budget and Spending Review which sets out proposed spending in the sector. The Charity Commission’s budget will rise from £28.3m in 2021–22 to £29.3m in 2024–25. £9m to go to the Levelling Up Parks fund, £850m for cultural and heritage institutions along with an extension to Museums and Galleries Tax Relief. £700m to sports facilities and youth clubs. Read more here

HM Treasury


 27 October 2021

New Recovery Loan Fund Launched 

Charities and social enterprises that have been operating for a minimum of two years can apply for loans worth up to £1.5m from Social Investment Business. See the details here.

Social Investment Business

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