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Charity Update - 31 August 2022

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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 August 2022

Ann Phillips appointed as Charity Commission Legal Board Member

Ann Phillips has been appointed for a three-year term, starting on 1 September 2022. Read More.

Charity Commission


24 August 2021

OSCR publishes its Annual Report and Accounts 2021-22

The report shows an increase in the number of registered charities in Scotland, and also shows that the percentage of charities late in submitting their annual return and accounts has increased on pre-pandemic levels. The number of concerns raised about charities has also increased. Read More.

OSCR


19 August 2022

Charity removed from the register after trustee attempted to avoid business rates

The Charity Commission has removed Achiezer from the register of charities, as well as disqualifying two of the charity's trustees. The Commission concluded that the trustees' actions constituted serious mismanagement and/or misconduct. Read More.

Charity Commission


18 August 2022

Charitable causes receive over £1.6bn through Give As You Earn

The Charities Aid Foundation, Give As You Earn payroll giving service celebrates 35 years in 2022. Read more.

Charities Aid Foundation


16 August 2022

Inquiry opened into charity after concerns a disqualified trustee was still acting as a trustee

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into JAFLAS following concerns that a disqualified individual has continued to play a role in the charity. Read More.

Charity Commission


15 August 2022

Charity Commission appoints interim manager to Potanin Foundation

A statutory inquiry was opened into the charity following the sanctioning of the charity's founder member. The Commission's inquiry remains ongoing. Read More.

Charity Commission


12 August 2022

New Know Your Neighbour Fund established

This new fund is designed to deliver up to £14m of funding, over three financial years, to support activities enabling volunteering and tackling loneliness in targeted high deprivation local authority areas in England. The fund is now open for application for grants. Read more.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport


11 August 2022

Charity Commission clarifies responsibilities in preventing and responding to incidents of bullying and harassment

The regulator co-chaired a working group involving a range of charity sector and other representatives. The group focused on the discussion and clarification of the roles and responsibilities of the regulator and the sector. Read more.

Charity Commission


10 August 2022

More than a quarter of the UK population donate to animal charities

An estimated 15 million people donated to animal charities last year, with an average monthly donation of £20.

Charities Aid Foundation


8 August 2022

Charity Commission announces its next Annual Public Meeting

The Charity Commission Chair, Orlando Fraser QC and CEO, Helen Stephenson CBE and their colleagues will provide updates on the Commission's work. The meeting is on Wednesday 12 October at 10:45am.

Charity Commission


4 August 2022

Guidance issued on the Charities Act 2022

The Charity Commission issues guidance on the changes introduced by the Charities Act 2022. Read more.

Charity Commission


3 August 2022

Two former trustees of a Manchester Charity are disqualified

The Charity Commission's statutory inquiry into The Moss Side and Hulme Community Development Trust found "persistent and prolonged" failures by its former trustees. Read more.

Charity Commission

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