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Charity Update - 4 November 2020

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Welcome to the latest issue of Fieldfisher's Charity Update.

This issue features a warning against the threat of fraud, suggestions to the government to support medical research charities and a report on giving during the first few months of the Covid-19 pandemic. If you have any questions on any of these news items or other charity matters please contact any member of the Fieldfisher Charities team.

Neil Palmer

29 October 2020

Britons gave £800 million more to charity as pandemic hit

A report by the Charities Aid Foundation finds that giving during the first months of lockdown was at levels normally seen during the peak seasonal fundraising months of November and December.

Charities Aid Foundation

28 October 2020

Submission of reports and accounts – an update

Wherever possible, OSCR is encouraging charities to submit their reports and accounts to it by their deadline date.

OSCR

26 October 2020

Trustees' Week, 2-6 November 2020

OSCR announces that, in collaboration with Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum, it is hosting, and taking part in a number of free, online events throughout the week.

OSCR

23 October 2020

Research at Risk: Mitigating the impact of Covid-19 on health R&D investment

The Progressive Policy Think Tank suggests that the government introduce a new, three year life sciences charity partnership fund to support medical research charities.

The Progressive Policy Think Tank

19 October 2020

Watchdog warns charities and the public to protect themselves against fraudsters amid pandemic

The Charity Commission warns trustees and donors to strengthen defences as it fears the pandemic has created environments that are enabling charity fraud.

The Charity Commission

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