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Charity Update - 3 October 2017



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.

2 October 2017

Charity Commission News: Issue 58

This issue includes information about:

• Charity Governance Code;
• reporting serious incidents in your charity;
• making grants to an organisation that is not a charity;
• updates to financial sanctions reporting requirements; and
• General Data Protection Regulation.

The Charity Commission

22 September 2017

Too many serious incidents in charities go unreported

The Charity Commission issues clearer guidance to charities to help address significant under-reporting of serious incidents.

The Charity Commission

20 September 2017

Fundraising Regulator launches registration for commercial businesses and community interest companies

The Fundraising Regulator opens registration to commercial fundraising businesses, commercial participators and community interest companies offering professional fundraising services to the charitable sector.

Fundraising Regulator

14 September 2017

Converting to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Secondary Legislation to enable charitable companies and Community Interest Companies to convert into CIOs is laid in Parliament.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, The Charity Commission, and Tracey Crouch MP

14 September 2017

Technical Issues in Charity Law

The Law Commission publishes its report on Technical Issues in Charity Law. The report analyses various issues in charity law and makes recommendations for law reform.

Law Commission

11 September 2017

Fraud and cybercrime: prevention tips

The Scottish Charity Regulator publishes a new factsheet about fraud and cybercrime.


7 September 2017

Fundraising guidance consultation

The Scottish Charity Regulator is seeking your views on its draft Fundraising Guidance.


6 September 2017

NPC calls for wide ranging review of charity tax breaks

NPC CEO Dan Corry calls for a wide ranging review of the finance available to charities due to tax reliefs to see if they should be reconfigured to better help the sector.


4 September 2017

Charity Commission launches updated guidance for independent examiners

The Charity Commission publishes updated guidance setting out how to carry out an independent examination of charity accounts.

The Charity Commission

1 September 2017

Commission opens consultation on ‘more dynamic’ annual return

The Charity Commission announces a consultation for next year’s annual return.

The Charity Commission
31 August 2017

Fundraising Regulator publishes list of Levy Year 1 charities

The Fundraising Regulator publishes a list which shows the charities who have paid or committed to pay and those who have not paid the year 1 levy.

Fundraising Regulator

ACEVO calls on the Fundraising Regulator to listen to levy concerns

ACEVO says the Fundraising Regulator should better engage with those organisations to establish the rationale behind their decision.



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