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Charity Update - 20 December 2016



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments

15 December 2016

Charity regulators issue advice on how to give safely to charity this Christmas

The Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator set out simple steps to give safely this Christmas.

The Charity Commission and The Fundraising Regulator


15 December 2016

Charity Commission gives further clarity on official warnings and trustee disqualification powers

The Charity Commission publishes its responses, and supplementary information, following the consultations held on the implementation of two new statutory powers.

The Charity Commission  


14 December 2016

Guidance on Data Protection

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland publishes guidance on Data Protection for charities.

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland  


13 December 2016

Regulatory alert - charities at risk of cyber attack

The Charity Commission issues an alert to charities about scams that charities should be aware of.

The Charity Commission  


9 December 2016

Regulators issue joint alert about compliance with data protection law

The Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator issue an alert to all charities reminding trustees that they must, in addition to following charity law requirements, ensure that there are systems in place at their charity to identify and comply with any data protection laws and regulations that apply to its activities.

The Charity Commission and The Fundraising Regulator

Fieldfisher's Charity and Privacy, Security and Information teams can advise clients who may be affected by these issues as well as helping charities to prepare for upcoming changes to data protection laws across the EU which will introduce fines of upto €20m. Please contact Rob Sheldon for further information.  


2 December 2016

New standards announced for Government grants

The Cabinet Office publishes new standards for government grants.

Cabinet Office, Jo Johnson MP, Chris Skidmore MP and Rob Wilson MP

NCVO states that charities have welcomed substantial changes to the Government's planned 'anti-lobbying clause'.


NAVCA urges caution before praising new grant standards



28 November 2016

Charity Commission postpones extension of charity trustee barring rule

The Charity Commission postpones the planned extension of the automatic disqualification regime for charity trustees and senior staff convicted of certain crimes.


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