Children and young people most commonly supported cause in 2015 - research

Charities Aid Foundation’s UK Giving 2015 study found 67 per cent of people had given to charity in the 12 months prior to being surveyed, while 42 per cent had given in the preceding two weeks

Commission consults on trustee disqualification powers

The new power, contained in the Charities Act 2016, enables the regulator to disqualify people from being trustees in circumstances where they are judged not fit to act, for up to 15 years

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Exempt charities from new reporting rules or risk reducing grant funding – sector bodies

Umbrella groups have warned that the UK’s interpretation of Common Reporting Standards could negatively impact upon thousands of charities

Govt seeks views on distribution of Big Lottery Fund

Views are invited from members of the public, customers, stakeholders and partners of the Big Lottery Fund

Trustees breached legal duty in failing to file accounts - regulator

The Charity Commission has concluded the trustees of a grant making charity breached their legal duties by repeatedly failing to file annual returns

Regulator looks into independent school charity

Announcing the inquiry, the commission said it carried out a compliance visit and inspection to the charity in January 2015. The commission issued an action plan as a result of identifying regulatory concerns

Fundraising complaint against cancer charity not upheld

The complaint involved the Alderley Edge, Cheshire branch of a national restaurant chain adding a discretionary £1 donation to the charity to every diner’s bill


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