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Charity Update 17 October 2012



United Kingdom

Charity Update 17 October 2012

2 October 2012

Call for banks to ring-fence loans to charities

ACEVO calls for a new state bank for small and mid-sized businesses to provide a ring-fenced fund giving out loans to the charity sector.

Civil Society Finance

4 October 2012

Payment-by-results could squeeze out charities

Payments made by the Government under its payment-by-results initiative threatens to exclude charities and social enterprises.

Charities Aid Foundation

7 October 2012

Social investment market could be worth £1bn by 2016

Recent Big Society Capital research indicates that the social investment market could be worth £1bn by 2016 whilst the Big Lottery Fund suggests investment readiness is a concern.

Philanthropy UK

9 October 2012

Charity Commission launches podcasts to train charities on charities law

The regulator of charities in England and Wales launches audio podcasts to help charity trustees develop their understanding of their duties under charity law.

Charity Commission

9 October 2012

Charity fined for data loss

The ICO has recently issued its first fine against a charity for data loss (£70,000). (For more information on data protection please see the recent Fieldfisher Privacy and Information Team article "Charity Commission and ICO guidance on data protection for charities")

Information Commissioner's Office

12 October 2012

CIO registrations expected to commence from January 2013

After lengthy delays Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) are set to be registered from January 2013.

Civil Society Finance

12 October 2012

Charities 'forced' to flout law

Some arrangements with commercial organisations are forcing charities to act in a manner contrary to charity laws warns the solicitor for the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

Civil Society Finance

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