Charity Update 29 September 2015
28 September 2015
Scottish Regulator to update key guidance
OSCR announces a full revision of its Guidance for Charity Trustees and calls on the sector to give feedback on the draft publication.
25 September 2015
Small Charities Fundraising Training Programme launched
The Cabinet Office seeks to appoint between 1 and 3 training providers to help charities to raise funds more effectively.
Cabinet Office and Rob Wilson MP
23 September 2015
Fundraising Self-Regulation Review: Charity Commission response
The Charity Commission publishes a statement in response to the Review of Fundraising Self-Regulation.
23 September 2015
The Review of Fundraising Regulation is published
Following concerns about how charities have made contact with potential donors, the review by Sir Stuart Etherington and others, commissioned by the Government, says that the Fundraising Standards Board has been ineffective in regulating fundraising and has lost the confidence of the public and charities. It recommends replacement of the FRSB by a more powerful body with the public interest at its heart, to ensure protection of vulnerable donors.
The FRSB is very disappointed that the review calls for the closure of the FRSB. Read the full response of the FRSB here.
21 September 2015
Fundraising Code to be strengthened
The Institute of Fundraising has today announced a number of measures to strengthen the Code of Fundraising Practice in response to the Fundraising Standards Board Interim Report and as part of ongoing efforts to protect vulnerable donors and restore public trust in fundraising.
Institute of Fundraising
16 September 2015
Clause prohibiting goodwill write off will adversely affect charities
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales makes representations to the Government on clause 32 Finance Bill 2015, a provision which takes effect from 8 July 2015 to prevent a corporation tax deduction for writing off goodwill and certain other intangible assets linked to customers and customer relationships.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales