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Charity Update - 25 October 2022


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

19 October 2022

HMRC updates the Gift Aid chapter of its guidance notes for charities

The guidance on loan waivers and loan repayments has been updated to clarify the requirements for each to be considered a qualifying donation for Gift Aid relief. Read the chapter.

HM Revenue & Customs

19 October 2022

Fundraising Regulator publishes its latest Annual Complaints Report

The Fundraising Regulator has reported a decrease in complaints made to charities since 2019/20. Read more. The Fundraising Regulator has also been reflecting on its self-reporting pathway. Read more.

Fundraising Regulator

18 October 2022

Charity Finance Group and HSBC publish a guide to help charities make sense of modern banking

The 'Modern banking guide' has been published for charities, voluntary organisations, faith and community groups in partnership with CFG. Read more.

Charity Finance Group & HSBC

18 October 2022

NCVO publishes its latest UK Civil Society Almanac data

The Almanac published annually by NCVO provides data and insight on the state of the voluntary sector. Read more. For a brief round-up, read NCVO's five insights.


14 October 2022 

1 in 8 charities experienced cybercrime last year

Charity Fraud Awareness Week is designed to raise awareness of fraud and cybercrime. Only 55% of charities reported that cyber security was a fairly or very high priority in their organisation. Read more.

Charity Commission

12 October 2022

Orlando Fraser KC speaks to the sector as Chair of the Charity Commission

Orlando Fraser delivered his speech in Cardiff at the Annual Public Meeting of the Charity Commission. He highlighted the profound challenges facing charities at this time. Read more.

Charity Commission

12 October 2022

£1 million delivered to Welsh communities as a result of the Revitalising Trusts programme

Speaking at the Charity Commission's Annual Public Meeting, Helen Stephenson CBE announced the success of the programme in releasing £1 million to aid charitable causes across Wales. Read more.

Charity Commission

12 October 2022

Charity Commission releases guidance on political activity and campaigning by charities

The Charity Commission has issued guidance to provide clarity on the rules for charities that want to support, or oppose, a change in government policy or the law.

Charity Commission

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