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Charity Update - 31 January 2023


United Kingdom

Welcome to the first edition of our Charity Update for 2023. This covers another wide range of topics in the sector. Please use the links provided to find out more.  The Charities Team at Fieldfisher wish you all the best for 2023.

Happy New Year

Neil Palmer

26 January 2023

The Law Family Commission on Civil Society says the 'charity sector is crucial to UK recovery and growth'

The Law Family Commission on Civil Society publishes its landmark final report calling for greater collaboration between public, private and social sectors. Read more.

The Law Family Commission on Civil Society

26 January 2023

Charities Aid Foundation encourages donors to declare donations in tax returns

The Charities Aid Foundation's research shows 54% of donors said they had claimed Gift Aid when donating last year. Charities currently miss out on £500 million in Gift Aid each year.

Charities Aid Foundation

25 January 2023

NCVO shares 'The Road Ahead: 2023'

NCVO examines the trends that will impact charities and volunteering in 2023. It has sections on regulation, political change, equity, diversity and inclusion, supporting staff, trustees and volunteers, the cost of living, and 'The Big Help Out'.


20 January 2023

Charity Commission launches statutory inquiry into disability charity

The Commission has launched a statutory inquiry into the Organisation of Blind Africans and Caribbeans to examine potential serious wrongdoing by an individual involved in the control of the charity. Read More.

Charity Commission

20 January 2023

HMRC updates guidance notes on Gift Aid

Chapter 3 on Gift Aid has been updated to clarify when donations may incur an administration fee and when these fees are treated as charitable expenditure.

HM Revenue & Customs

19 January 2023

Orlando Fraser reflects on his first 9 months as Chair of the Charity Commission

In a keynote speech at ICAEW Charity Conference, Orlando Fraser reflects on his first 9 months, and looks ahead to future priorities.

Charity Commission

17 January 2023

Charity Commission seeks input into its draft social media guidance

The Commission is consulting with charities, sector organisations and the public in order to develop new guidance for charities on the use of social media. Read More.

Charity Commission

13 January 2023

Charity Commission statutory inquiry into homelessness charity finds serious financial wrongdoing

The statutory inquiry into The Ashley Foundation finds serious financial wrongdoing, including private benefit, prompting the regulator to disqualify key trustees and the former CEO. Read More.

Charity Commission

9 January 2023

Fundraising Regulator publishes new guidance and research to support charity compliance with fundraising reporting requirements

Charities in England and Wales with an income of over £1 million are required to provide statements on specific areas of their fundraising in their annual report, which is submitted to the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Read the updated guidance and new research.

Fundraising Regulator

9 January 2023

Government releases new "Energy Bills Discount Scheme" affecting charities from April

A new energy scheme for businesses, charities and the public sector has been confirmed for April. Read the details.

HM Treasury

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