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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

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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Amy Laver

Posted 29 November 2017
by Amy Laver .

Update on the CIO ‘Quick Conversion’

In my blog ‘Will CIOs dominate the Charity Sector?’ I reported on the proposed ‘quick conversion’ process for companies and CICs (non-charitable Community Interest Companies) to become Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs). Today, we are able to share the official timeframes…

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