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Charity Update - 23 November 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.

16 November 2023

Research shows £1bn impact of UK social enterprises

Research published on Social Enterprise Day shows that UK social enterprises created £1.2bn in profit over the last year. Read more.

Social Enterprise UK

15 November 2023

Charity Commission's Annual Public Meeting speeches made by Orlando Fraser and Helen Stephenson

Orlando Fraser speaks to his priorities, and Helen Stephenson reflects on her time in office so far.

The Charity Commission

15 November 2023

UK charity regulators send open letter to bank Chief Executives

The Chief Executives of the UK charity regulators publish an open letter highlighting the difficulties charities experience in opening a bank account and maintaining a banking relationship. Read the letter.

The Charity Commission

14 November 2023

OSCR removes 30 more charities from the Scottish Charity Register

The Scottish Charity Regulator removes a further 30 charities. Since the removal of 31 charities in September, work has been ongoing to identify more charities that are suitable to be removed from the register. Read more.

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

14 November 2023

Kings Award for Voluntary Service winners announced

262 charities, youth groups and museums across the UK are recognised for their outstanding work. Read more about the recipients.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

9 November 2023

CAF finds the UK is one of the world's most generous countries

The UK is in the top 3 countries for charitable giving but ranks low for volunteering and helping strangers. Read more.

Charities Aid Foundation

9 November 2023

Complaints about door-to-door fundraising rise

The Fundraising Regulator reports that for the first time, door-to-door fundraising generated more complaints than any other method both made directly to the Fundraising Regulator and to a sample of charities. 

Fundraising Regulator

8 November 2023

Pro Bono Economics finds gender imbalance at the top of UK charities is holding the sector back

Pro Bono Economics latest research explores the under discussed gender imbalance at the top of the UK charity sector. Around 1 in 3 of the biggest UK charities has a female CEO. Read more.

Pro Bono Economics

8 November 2023

Charity Commission launches inquiry into Blood Bike charity

An inquiry has been opened into Devon Freewheelers as the Charity Commission is concerned about irregularities in the charity accounts. Read more.

The Charity Commission

6 November 2023

Trustees' Week 2023

The theme of this year's week was: Many voices. Working together. With Purpose. Read the Charity Commission's leadership praise of 'mission critical' trustees.

Trustees' Week

3 November 2023

Charity Commission issues advice on how to help civilians impacted by the Israel-Gaza conflict

The Charity Commission urges people to give support via existing regulated charities. Read more.

The Charity Commission

1 November 2023

Charity Commission launches an investigation into homeless charity

The Charity Commission launches an inquiry into Noble Tree Foundation Limited. The Commission's concerns relate to conflicts of interest and related party transactions. Read more.

The Charity Commission

1 November 2023

Charity Commission sets out regulations on CIO Constitutions

Following the Charities (Charitable Incorporated Organisations) (Constitutions) Regulations 2023, made on the 31 October 2023, the Charity Commission has published guidance on the changes to the constitutions of CIOs.

The Charity Commission

27 October 2023

Volunteering boost for charities, libraries and museums in disadvantaged areas

More than 15,000 people are being supported into volunteering. The government is also supporting social enterprises with funding of up to £4.1 million via the Social Enterprise Boost Fund.

Department for Culture, Media & Sport

16 October 2023

Updates to the Charities Act 2022 implementation

The DCMS announces that the next tranche of Charities Act 2022 reforms is expected to come into force in early 2024.

Department for Culture, Media & Sport