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Charity Update 18 August 2015

Penny Wotton
18/08/2015

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The Charity Update provides the latest tax news and development

6 August 2015

Chief executive of SCVO calls on William Shawcross to resign

The chief executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has said that William Shawcross, the chair of the Charity Commission, should resign because his views and prejudices bring his office into disrepute.

Civil Society

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6 August 2015

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland publishes its annual report

Two key highlights are:

  • 1,306 charities were registered during the year, bringing the total number of charities on the new register of charities to 1,337 by 31 March 2015
  • 116 concerns about charities were received, with the Commission progressing 102 concerns to conclusion by the year end

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

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Read the report here.

 

4 August 2015

OSCR publishes example accounts for charities

The Scottish Charity Regulator publishes example accounts illustrating the new charity Statements of Recommended Practice that came into effect for charities with accounting periods beginning on or after
1 January 2015.

OSCR

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Read the new example accounts here.

 

3 August 2015

Record year for Charities Aid Foundation

A record £478 million was distributed to good causes by the Charities Aid Foundation in the past year.

Charities Aid Foundation

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3 August 2015

If self-regulation cannot work the Commission could regulate fundraising

The chair of the Charity Commission, told The Times that should Sir Stuart Etherington’s review of fundraising self-regulation find that the current system does not work, the Government would “have to consider” passing that responsibility to the regulator.

Civil Society

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