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Charity update 16 February 2016



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.

9 February 2016

Charity Commission encourages trustees to follow public meeting live-stream

The Charity Commission is inviting charities, trustees and charity advisers to attend its next public meeting - either in person in Southampton, or by tuning in to the live-stream.

The Charity Commission


6 February 2016

Anti-advocacy clause to be inserted into Government grant agreements

The Government announces that organisations receiving Government grants will be banned from using these taxpayer funds to lobby Government and Parliament.

ACEVO and the NCVO send a joint letter to the Prime Minister protesting the announcement.

Cabinet Office and The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP



3 February 2016

Scottish charities urged to get online

Scotland’s charity regulator announces changes to the way it monitors and reviews the country’s 24,000 charities and calls on the remaining 20 per cent of the sector not already signed up for its online services to make sure that they do so in the coming year.



3 February 2016

Charity Commission Chair welcomes passage of Charities Bill through House of Commons

William Shawcross says, "yesterday the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill passed its last substantive stage through the Houses of Parliament. This important legislation will give us the powers we need to be more effective, regulating in line with public expectation.

The strong cross-party support this Bill received is an endorsement of the vital role of the Charity Commission. We will continue to work closely with charities and trustees as we take forward this legislation."

The Charity Commission