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Charity Update - 28 March 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. 

Neil Palmer

24 March 2023

Civil Society News finds fundraising complaints rose 14% at largest charities

Civil Society News analysis found complaints at 47 of the largest fundraising charities increased, however they remained below pre-pandemic levels. Read more.

Civil Society Media

22 March 2023

Charity Commission Chair delivers speech at ACEVO festival of leadership

Orlando Fraser KC spoke about the pressures facing charities and his personal project to encourage philanthropy. Read the speech in full.

Charity Commission

17 March 2023

Regulators issue advice for donors during Ramadan

Ramadan is a time for huge generosity so making sure donations reach the intended recipients is important. Review the guidance here.

Fundraising Regulator & Charity Commission

17 March 2023

HMRC updates tax guidance notes for charities

The update explains that charities based in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway, can no longer apply to get tax relief. Read more.

HM Revenue & Customs

15 March 2023

Spring Budget gives funding to charity sector

The Spring Budget announced significant funding for charities including £100m to support local charities and community organisations, £60m to support public swimming pools and £10m to provide grant funding to suicide prevention, and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. Read the Spring Budget.

HM Treasury

14 March 2023

Charities face higher costs while donors cut back

Demand for charitable services is increasing while costs soar and donors cut back on giving. One in five people say they have friends and family facing food poverty.

Charities Aid Foundation