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Charity Update 12 March 2015



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.

6th March 2015

Charity Commission statement: charities funding CAGE

The Roddick Foundation and The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust have ceased funding CAGE and will not be doing so in future.

The Charity Commission

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4th March 2015

Annual return 2015 released

All registered charities with an income of more than £10,000 and all charitable incorporated organisations who are reporting on their financial years ending in 2015 must complete the online form. The form must be submitted within 10 months of the end of each charity's financial year.

The Charity Commission and GOV.UK

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3 March 2015

Funding of non-charitable organisations

The Charity Commission is reminding charities to exercise greater vigilance when considering funding non-charitable bodies, to ensure that funds are used only for charitable activities which further the purposes of their charity and do not expose it to reputational risks or other risks that impact on public trust and confidence in charities.

The Charity Commission

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3 March 2015

New phase of double defaulters class inquiry launched

The Charity Commission has today named further charities which are part of its class inquiry into double defaulting charities, and announced the next phase of the inquiry.

The Charity Commission

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25 February 2015

Joint Select Committee publishes report on the draft Protection of Charities Bill

In its report the Joint Select Committee backs proposals to give the Charity Commission more powers to ensure effective regulation of the charity sector.

Joint Committee on the draft Protection of Charities Bil


19 February 2015

Larger charities urged to test their resilience against fraud

The Charity Commission is encouraging charities to use a free tool to measure how well they are protected against fraud.

The Charity Commission, PKF Littlejohn LLP and the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at University of Portsmouth

Read the press release...

Use the tool here.

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