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Charity Update - 30 March 2022

Neil Palmer


United Kingdom

This Charity Update covers another wide range of topics, with charity trustee duties, including alleged breaches of them, as a recurrent theme. Please use the links provided to find out more.

Best wishes

Neil Palmer

28 March 2022

Charity Commission for Northern Ireland releases an information pack for the new Charities Act

The Commission for Northern Island has published extensive information on the new Act and the impact it will have on Northern Irish Charities.

Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

 25 March 2022

Charity Commission opens an inquiry into animal charity

The Commission has concerns about the Animal Protection Services' private prosecutions against pet owners. The regulator is also investigating whether individuals connected with the charity benefited inappropriately from its work. Read more.

Charity Commission

24 March 2022

Final report of the "COVID-19 Impact Barometer Survey" released

The report reflects on past two years and how they have challenged and shaped the charity sector. Read the final report.


24 March 2022

Statutory inquiry opened into learning disability charity

In December 2017, the Commission began engaging with Rossendale Valley Mencap. The regulator has since issued two action plans to trustees in order to address overdue and outstanding accounting records and issues surrounding the charities governance. The charity did not comply with either of these action plans and the regulator is concerned that the charity's assets may be at risk. Read more.

Charity Commission

23 March 2022

Government releases its Spring Statement

The Spring Statement announces measures to assist with rising inflation and the cost of living crisis affecting households across the UK. Supporting documents are available to read more.

HM Treasury

23 March 2022

Charity Sector responds to the Spring Statement

Read the responses of Social Enterprise UK, Charity Finance Group and Charities Aid Foundation to the Spring Statement.


23 March 2022

Campaign to support charity trustees continues with new videos

The Commission launches the next phase of its campaign to help trustees in uncertain times. Read more.

Charity Commission

22 March 2022

Charity Commission says "the years ahead will be dominated by data"

Looking ahead, the Commission want to improve their approach to data. Read more about these changes and how they will affect charities.

Charity Commission

18 March 2022

Charity Commission investigates charity and freezes bank account over sanctioned trustees

A statutory inquiry has been opened into Genesis Philanthropy group, a grant making charity, after three of its founding trustees were made subject to financial sanctions. Read more.

Charity Commission

16 March 2022

Charity Commission issues guidance for charities and trustees responding to the crisis in Ukraine

The Commission have created guidance to answer the most commonly asked questions. Keep watching for further updates.

Charity Commission

16 March 2022

Scottish Charity Regulator releases its People Strategy for 2022-25

The purpose of the strategy is to lay out how the regulator wants to develop in the post-COVID environment. It will focus on how it recruits, develops and trains its people.


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