Charity Update - 16 May 2023 | Fieldfisher
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Charity Update - 16 May 2023


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

15 May 2023

Charity Commission publishes inquiry decision on double defaulter charities between Apr 2022 – Mar 2023

The Charity Commission publishes results of it's pre-inquiry and class inquiry work into charities that failed to submit financial information to the Charity Commission for two or more years (in the last five years). Read more.

Charity Commission

11 May 2023

Charity Commission announces inquiry into London-based think tank

A statutory inquiry has been opened into The Centre for Global Studies, a London-based think tank, that seeks to improve education and public understanding of economics, through publishing research and organising educational events. Read more.

Charity Commission

9 May 2023

Fundraising Regulator reflects on the Code of Fundraising Practice review

The Fundraising Regulator is part way through a two-year process of reviewing and updating the Code of Fundraising Practice. In this article, the Regulator shares some of the key themes it is considering. Read more.

Fundraising Regulator

3 May 2023

The Foundation for Social Improvement to transfer key small charity assets to NCVO on closure

FSI and NCVO agreed to transfer FSI's key charity assets to NCVO when the organisation ceased activity on 2 May 2023. Read more.


2 May 2023

OSCR publishes a sector overview report

The report contains key facts and figures regarding the charity sector in Scotland. The report finds the gross annual income of Scottish charities on the Scottish Charity Register is £14bn. Read more.

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)

30 April 2023

Volunteering, donation levels and sponsorship have not returned to pre-pandemic levels

Charities Aid Foundation's UK Giving Report publishes data on the trends of the giving landscape for 2022. Although participation in charitable and civic activities was similar to the prior year, it is still well below pre-pandemic levels. Read more.

Charities Aid Foundation

27 April 2023

HMRC opens charities tax compliance consultation

The Government is consulting with the charity sector on how to reform certain tax relief rules to help tackle non-compliance and protect the integrity of the sector. The consultation closes on 20 July 2023. Read more.

HM Revenue & Customs

27 April 2023

Charity Commission opens an inquiry into a North London religious charity over its failure to submit annual accounting documents

The Regulator is investigating the religious charity Keren Shmuel's repeated non-compliance with annual reporting requirements. Read more.

Charity Commission

27 April 2023

Charities Act 2022: new regulations introduced on charity land disposal reforms

The Charities (Dispositions of Land: Designated Advisers and Reports) Regulations 2023 have been introduced in anticipation of the reforms to the charity land disposal rules. Read more.

Practical Law

26 April 2023

Charity Commission updates CC8 guidance to help sector protect £80bn income

With the help of re-designed guidance, the Charity Commission calls on charities to check that their internal financial controls protect against risks. Read more.

Charity Commission