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    James Evans

    Posted 9 January 2019
    by James Evans .

    Corporate Charitable Foundations

    Have you thought about setting up a corporate charitable foundation? Many commercial businesses are taking corporate social responsibility (CSR) more seriously and in a more strategic way, recognising increased public expectations on the private sector to demonstrate a strong commitment…

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    James Evans

    Posted 14 November 2018
    by James Evans .

    Governance: Top Tips For Charities

    We keep hearing that public trust in charities can no longer be taken for granted. But what can charities do about it? Good governance is key, not only to help to ensure charities achieve their purposes and operate effectively, but…

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    Amy Laver

    Posted 25 October 2018
    by Amy Laver .

    Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2018

    Charity workers

    This week sees the third annual Charity Fraud Awareness Week jointly led by the Charity Commission and the Fraud Advisory Panel in partnership with more than 40 charities, regulators, professional bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

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    James Evans

    Posted 17 September 2018
    by James Evans .

    To Convert or Not to Convert…

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    On 1 September 2018, a new process was introduced enabling a Community Interest Company (“CIC”) to convert directly into a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (“CIO”). A CIC is a special kind of limited liability company specifically designed for social enterprises operating…

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    Richard King

    Posted 26 January 2018
    by Richard King .

    Would You Return a ‘Tainted’ Donation?

    Money stacked.

    On learning from a press report that an annual men-only fund-raising event run by the Presidents Club Charitable Trust was (to say the least) abusive of women, Great Ormond Street Hospital has vowed to return all the money it has…

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    Amy Laver

    Posted 22 December 2017
    by Amy Laver .

    Red Card Given To Deen Team Trustee

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    This week, it has been reported that a trustee of the former charity, Deen Team, has been disqualified for 4 years following investigation into the use of charitable funds. The disqualification comes after three years of investigation following the Charity…

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    Amy Laver

    Posted 8 December 2017
    by Amy Laver .

    Safety First: How Safeguarding is not Just for ‘the Vulnerable’

    Earlier this week, the Charity Commission published its updated safeguarding strategy for charities. Traditionally, guidance focused on safeguarding charity beneficiaries – commonly children and vulnerable adults. But this latest guidance casts a wider net and addresses the safeguarding responsibilities a charity has towards everyone who ‘comes…

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