The charity approached the regulator after UKIP used a picture of Gladstone’s Library and the statue of Victorian Prime Minister William Gladstone that stands in front of the library in their Welsh Assembly Manifesto


The latest Annual Fraud Indicator estimated the cost of fraud to the charity sector has increased 73 per cent since 2013


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


A consultation has opened on the matters of material significance that auditors and independent examiners are required to report to regulators


Expanding the National Citizen Service and simplifying the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme are on the Government’s legislative agenda for the year ahead


The charity said grant-making will be focused on four key areas, towards its goal of ‘a just world free from poverty’

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