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Leanne Yendell

Posted 2 May 2017
by Leanne Yendell

Are you putting your charity in the best light?

Many small charities in the UK are failing to meet Charity Commission standards in relation to their reporting and accounts, following the Commission’s most recent Accounts Monitoring Review. Nearly half of the reports and accounts reviewed were found to be of “unacceptable quality”. 

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Leanne Yendell

Posted 24 March 2017
by Leanne Yendell

Register of Companies and Business Scam

If you are in business, you are probably familiar with Companies House. This organisation registers the information companies are legally required to supply, and makes that information available to the public.

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Leanne Yendell

Posted 23 March 2017
by Leanne Yendell

Update – ‘to charge, or not to charge’

In our blog ‘To charge, or not to charge – that is the question’, we promised to update readers on the possibility of the Charity Commission levying a charge against charities.

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Stephen Jennings

Posted 27 February 2017
by Stephen Jennings

Providing Benefits to Volunteers – Too Much of a Good Thing?

Providing Benefits to Volunteers

Volunteers give up their free time to support charitable organisations and there is often the temptation to provide benefits as a way of saying thank you. But be careful. Well-meaning charities have come unstuck by providing volunteers with benefits that…

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Leanne Yendell

Posted 23 February 2017
by Leanne Yendell

Data Protection Update

You may recall that we addressed the importance of Data Protection in our article ‘Could your charity face an ICO fine?’ earlier this month. Today, we revisit the issue, as new guidance has been published by the Fundraising Regulator to…

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Richard King

Posted 7 February 2017
by Richard King

Could your charity face an ICO fine?

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced its intention to issue fines to a number of charities for breaching data protection rules. Although yours is not likely to be one of them, there are serious issues here for all charities. Some have simply…

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James Evans

Posted 6 February 2017
by James Evans

You have been warned!

The Charity Commission now has the power to issue official warnings to charities or individual trustees, where it considers there has been a breach of trust or duty, or other mismanagement at a charity. The power is likely to be…

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