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News from the Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has updated is guidance to support charities in responding to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and its impacts. The guidance includes: Government financial support for charities Charity meetings Insolvency help for charitable companies and charitable incorporated organisations Mergers … Continue reading

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97% of trustees are confident in their role, finds poll for the Charity Commission

The overwhelming majority of trustees feel confident in their role, according to research carried out for the Charity Commission. A report titled Charity Trustee Survey was published by the regulator yesterday, showing that 55% of those surveyed felt “very confident” in their … Continue reading

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Charities at increased risk of fraud and cybercrime during Covid-19 pandemic

Fraudsters are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to target charities, the Charity Commission has said in an alert to the sector. The regulator has said that police have reported an increase in coronavirus-related scams. “All charities, but especially those providing services and … Continue reading

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Covid-19 highlights the lifeline that charities are to so many

Helen Stephenson from the Charity Commission reflects on the sector’s response to the coronavirus crisis and explains what the regulator is doing to help. As many thousands of people continue to step outside their homes to go to work each … Continue reading

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Regulator promises to be ‘flexible and pragmatic’ during outbreak

The Charity Commission will take a “flexible and pragmatic” approach to regulating the charity sector in light of the coronavirus pandemic, new guidance says. The statement comes after the withdrawal of previous guidance, which reminded charities they might have to make serious … Continue reading

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Charity Commission plans to apply for the Dove Trust’s final balance of funds

The Charity Commission has said it intends to apply for the £84,000 that is left in the Dove Trust’s accounts, five years after the interim manager began distributing funds to charities that were owed money. A public notice explains proposals and has … Continue reading

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Put your beneficiaries’ interests over your own, commission chief warns charity leaders

Helen Stephenson says in a blog published in advance of a possible general election that charities have the ability to heal social divides. Helen Stephenson, chief executive of the Charity Commission, has warned charities to avoid promoting their leaders’ views … Continue reading

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Charity sector needs a ‘cultural upheaval’, says Charity Commission chair Baroness Stowell

The charity sector as a whole is not meeting its potential and organisations need to rethink how they deliver their objectives to meet the challenges of the future, Baroness Stowell, chair of the Charity Commission, said this week. She delivered … Continue reading

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Luke Fletcher: Where does the Charity Commission stand on the climate emergency?

Luke Fletcher, partner at law firm Bates Wells examines the Charity Commission’s role in combating climate change. On my locker at work, I have a chart showing the trajectory of global CO2 emissions. It shows where the global economy is … Continue reading

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Charity Commission Publishes Statement

The Charity Commission has published a Statement of Strategic Intent 2018 – 2023 A brief summary of the statement is below: The demands on charities are growing. Many are providing essential services in tough times, often intervening where governments can’t … Continue reading

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