House of Lords appoints Select Committee on Charities

The ad hoc committee has been tasked with considering issues related to sustaining the charity sector, and the challenges of charity governance

Strong support for Church Commissioners’ ExxonMobil climate change resolution

The resolution, filed alongside New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, asks Exxon to report on how its business model will be affected by global efforts to limit the average rise in temperatures to below 2-degrees Celsius

Welsh charity unintentionally entered party political debate over UKIP, regulator says

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

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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

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

Charities warned to be vigilant as losses to fraud spike

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

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

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