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Charity Update - 13 October 2022


United Kingdom

Welcome to the latest edition of our Charity Update. This covers another wide range of topics in the sector. Please use the links provided to find out more.

Neil Palmer

10 October 2022

Charity Commission launches inquiry into housing charity following concerns of financial mismanagement

A statutory inquiry has been opened into My Space Housing Solutions following an inspection of the charity's books and records. The Regulator will be investigating potential conflicts of interest and possible mismanagement of funds. Read more.

Charity Commission

10 October 2022

ACEVO's Pay and Equalities Survey finds that some stability is returning

The 2022 survey comes as the sector emerges out of two years of pandemic response. The survey found that progress is not being made at the necessary pace for civil society to be diverse, inclusive and equitable. Read more.


5 October 2022

Supreme Court confirms creditor duty

The Supreme Court has affirmed in a recent case that directors do have a common law duty to consider and give appropriate weight to the interests of the company's creditors (in certain circumstances). This has important implications for any charity or not for profit organisation incorporated as a company. Read more.

Supreme Court

4 October 2022

Call for information: review of the Code of Fundraising Practice

The Fundraising Regulator has begun the two-year process of reviewing and updating the code, with a public call for information that closes in November. Read more.

Fundraising Regulator

4 October 2022

OSCR appoints Marieke Dwarshuis as Chair

The Scottish Government announces Ms Marieke Dwarshuis will be Chair of OSCR from 15 October for four years.


29 September 2022

Charity Commission publishes its Whistleblowing Disclosures Report

The report details the whistleblowing disclosures made to the Commission, what it did about them, and how the disclosures contributed to the Commission's regulatory work. Read more.

Charity Commission

29 September 2022

Judge orders ex-trustee to pay out over £117k to Wrexham charities

The High Court rules in favour of the Charity Commission which brought a successful legal action against Simon Wingett, the former sole trustee of Frank Wingett Cancer Relief Fund. Read more.

Charity Commission

26 September 2022 

Social Enterprise UK's "Buy Social Corporate Challenge" achieves £250m spend with social enterprises

The challenge, launched in 2016, aims to encourage corporates to use their everyday procurement spend to creative positive social and environmental impact. Read more.

Social Enterprise UK

22 September 2022

More people donate and help strangers

Charities Aid Foundation's World Giving Index has found that more people donated to charity and helped a stranger last year than in any of the previous decade.

Charities Aid Foundation

22 September 2022

Charity Fraud Awareness week

Charity Fraud Awareness week runs from the 17-21 October. The campaign brings charities and non-profits together to raise awareness and share good practice for tacking fraud and cybercrime.

Fraud Advisory Panel & Charity Commission

22 September 2022

NCVO to run Trustee's Week 7-11 November

Trustees' week is an annual event showcasing the work of the 700,000 volunteer trustees who support charities in England and Wales. Learn more about the week and how to get involved.


21 September 2022

Government releases plans to help businesses, charities and public sector organisations with energy bills

The Energy Bill Relief Scheme will see energy prices for charities and public sector organisations cut. The Government will provide a discount on wholesale gas and electricity prices for charities whose current outgoings have been significantly inflated. Read more.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and HM Treasury

21 September 2022

Charity Commission concludes it has no further regulatory role regarding the trustees' decision to sell the Trevalga estate

Following concerns raised by local residents on the validity of the sale, the Charity Commission has examined the decision-making of the trustees of the Gerald Curgenven Will Trust to seek assurance that they have been acting in line with their legal duties and responsibilities. Read more.

Charity Commission

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