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Charity Update - 19 February 2020

Charity update 19th February 2020

12 February 2020 - Fundraising Regulator

Refining the complaints process

The Fundraising Regulator sets out improvements they have made following a complaint.

12 February 2020 - Fundraising Regulator

Fundraising Regulator commissions independent evaluation of the Fundraising Preference Service

The Fundraising Regulator commissions Action Planning to conduct an independent review of the Fundraising Preference Service and is seeking the views of charities.

12 February 2020 - OSCR

Regions and small charities get bigger role in advising on charity accounts

OSCR reports on the new appointments to the committee that oversees the rules for how charities across the UK and Ireland report on their finances.

4 February 2020 - The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

Commission takes action on defaulters

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland orders over 100 charity trustees to submit their charity’s accounts and reports.


24 January 2020 - The Charity Commission

Poor accounting practice in charities to be referred to professional body

The Charity Commission can now refer cases of poor professional practice by accountants and finance professionals to ACCA, (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

24 January 2020 - HM Revenue & Customs and HM Treasury

Technical consultation: Fifth Money Laundering Directive and Trust Registration Service

HM Revenue & Customs and HM Treasury publish a technical consultation in which they say that the Government proposes that charitable trusts are not in scope to register on the Trust Registration Service.

22 January 2020 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Office for Civil Society, and Baroness Barran MBE

New digital portal to strengthen safeguarding guidance for charities

The Government launches a new online portal that aims to strengthen its support to charities handling safeguarding concerns or allegations.


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