The Charity Commission has warned of slow response times for its services amid “extremely high demand” for new charity registrations.
The Commission today said charities could have to wait up to three months to receive a response from the registration team, due to a “record number of new applicants”.
“You may have to wait up to 12 weeks before you receive a response from the registration team. We apologise for this and any inconvenience it may cause,” the Commission said.
“Because of limited resources, we are sorry that we can’t provide updates for individual applications in the meantime.
“We continue to advise applicants to submit full and complete registration applications well in advance of any deadlines.”