Commission launches investigation into Christian charity

The Charity Commission has opened a new inquiry into Christian charity, Into the Light Ministries.

The charity aims to advance the Christian faith and to relieve sickness and financial hardship and promote and preserve good health through the provision of funds, clothing or other basic essentials.

Budget 2017: Charities left disappointed as focus lies on infrastructure

Charities have been left disappointed as Chancellor Philip Hammond failed to declare any positive changes to the civil sector.

During his Budget speech today, Hammond put emphasis on providing support for the young and future generations, but left the charity sector largely untouched.

Commission opens investigation into education charity

The Charity Commission has opened a new investigation into Grove Mountain, a charity that provides educational books to the Caribbean.

The watchdog has frozen the charity’s bank accounts after a third party raised concerns regarding the charity’s finances. The Commission examined the charity and found the majority of its income for the year ending 1 April 2016 was withdrawn in cash.

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Charity regulators push for more proactivity in reporting concerns

UK charity regulators are pushing auditors and independent examiners to be more proactive in reporting concerns they find among charity finances or governance during the course of their work.

A new report, Reporting of relevant matters of interest to UK charity regulators, published today by the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Scottish Charity Regulator and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, has drawn reference to areas where regulators would benefit from greater reporting.

Budget 2017: A summary of what charities want

Later today, Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his 2017 Autumn Budget. Here’s a summary of what charities want.

Ruby Wax appointed as new president of Relate

Comedian and campaigner Ruby Wax has been appointed as president of UK relationship support charity, Relate.

Wax, who is also an author and long-time mental health campaigner, will take up the two-year role with immediate effect.

Budget 2017: The Conservative civil society strategy is clear: ignore it, says Labour

Today’s budget has highlighted the Conservative’s civil sector strategy is clear, and they are choosing to ignore it, Shadow Civil Society Minister Steve Reed has said.

Charities were today left disappointed as Chancellor Philip Hammond failed to declare any positive changes to the civil sector during his Autumn Budget earlier today.

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Charities risk losing over £250m through Brexit

UK charities could lose at least £258.4 million in EU funds because of Brexit, new research has revealed.

Fresh research from the Directory of Social Change has found the full amount is actually likely to be far higher due to the way many funds are distributed by intermediary agencies in the UK, making comprehensive data difficult to obtain and analyse.

BLOG: Tears such as trustees weep

"A trustee’s work is never done, just when you have data protection under control, cybersecurity will rear its head. When that is finished, a harassment query will spring to mind, the budget is reoccurring and ethical investment is not far behind. There are many challenges, but the rewards are even greater."

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Under the microscope

Charities are under increasing scrutiny, as the body overseeing fundraising marks a year in operation. Charity Times looks at how the various bodies are interacting with the sector

Volunteering for a healthy mind and body

A review of the research into the positive benefits of volunteering on those who take part

Turning things around

Dr Beverley Jacobson has driven an impressive recovery at learning disability charity Kisharon

Focus: Alternatives and property

Real assets can provide a sustainable and growing income

How to procure the IT you need

How confusing is it for the third sector to choose the right strategy when buying and deploying technology? Charity Times considers the options available to organisations

A question of data

The incoming General Data Protection Regulation will change how data can be used, but few are prepared

Staying safe from the new cyber menace

The ‘WannaCry’ global ransomware attack this May brought cybercrime into the limelight, affecting thousands of organisations. As a result of the attack, the Charity Commission said the third sector had to do more to protect itself. What more can charities do?

Interview: A place of safety

How Refuge is continuing to support more women despite deep funding cuts

Getting real

Alternatives are becoming more mainstream as investors increasingly seek the stable, long-term returns of real assets like infrastructure and commercial property

Making the pieces fit

Charity mergers can be a recipe for success, but joining forces can be complicated

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