Not-for-profit News - October 2016

  • Charity Commission guidance on independent schools

    Theresa May plans to launch a consultation on the charitable status of private schools which could lead to 'tougher tests'.
  • Charity Commission reports charities facing ‘financial distress’

    A report by the Charity Commission has announced that one in seventy charities that have an income of over £1m have been identified as facing potential financial difficulty by their auditors.
  • Social investment resources for trustees

    A new campaign aimed at helping boards understand the opportunities and risks associated with social investment has been launched.
  • Commission promises review of health charities

    The Charity Commission has announced that they will be reviewing the law on the advancement of health as a charitable purpose following the threat of a judicial review over their approach to homeopathy charities.
  • Fundraising Regulator officially launches

    The Fundraising Regulator has officially now been launched with an aim to take over responsibility of regulating charity fundraising from the Fundraising Standards Board.
  • Public trust in charities at an 'all-time low'

    A recent report published by the Charity Commission has said that there is a significant decrease in the public's trust and confidence in charities.
  • Charity Commission releases 2016 Annual Return

    The latest annual return for charities is now available to download. New this year is the option to amend addresses and trustee details separately so these details can be updated at any time.
  • Interim guidance on managing risks in social investment

    New guidance produced by the Charity Commission will assist charities to make decisions about investing charity funds. It also advises on what is and is not a social investment and covers key steps in making financial investments.
  • New litigation guidance for trustees

    The Charity Commission has produced new litigation guidance as well as a checklist featuring key actions for trustees that are considering taking legal action.
  • New apprenticeship levy structure announced

    From Spring 2017 the way in which apprenticeships are funded by the government is changing. All UK employers with a pay bill over £3m will be required to make an investment in apprenticeships.
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