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Charity Update - 7 December 2018



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.

30 November 2018

Alert for charities - fundraising and postal stamp fraud

The Charity Commission publishes an alert which provides information and advice to charity trustees, employees and volunteers about stamp fraud and the risks associated with it.

The Charity Commission

29 November 2018

Codes of conduct for suppliers and grant recipients

The Government publishes a 'Code of Conduct for Recipients of Government General Grants'.

Government Commercial Function

29 November  2018

Charities encouraged to bid for £15 million Tampon Tax Fund

A new £15 million round of the Tampon Tax Fund is launched by the Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Mims Davies.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Mims Davies MP

28 November 2018

Don’t be late! Submit your annual information to OSCR

OSCR reminds charities registered in Scotland that the deadline for a charity to send its annual information to OSCR is 9 months after its financial ‘year end’ date.


26 November 2018

Fundraising Regulator to start naming organisations it investigates

The Fundraising Regulator announces that organisations will be named in all investigations into complaints received on or after 1 March 2019.

Fundraising Regulator

26 November 2018

Regulators invite feedback on Charities SORP

The charity regulators consult on improving the SORP making process.

The Charity Commission

22 November 2018

New Guidance on making changes to your charity

OSCR launches updated guidance on:

• the law around charity names and

• what rules need to be followed when making changes to your charity


21 November 2018

Most large charities are unclear about the level of reserves they hold

The Charity Commission publishes a review which suggests that less than a quarter of larger charities accurately reported the level of financial reserves they hold in their trustees’ annual report.

The Charity Commission

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