By Claire Racine
The Charity Commission, has published its annual report,
showing the work it has undertaken over the past year to
support the charity sector.
As well as providing guidance and support to help charities
work more effectively, the Commission has focused on maintaining
the high levels of trust and confidence the public has in
“At a time when public trust and confidence in many
institutions has dwindled, that for charities continued
to grow this year,” said Dame Suzi Leather, chair
of the Commission. “Our report shows the range of
work we’ve undertaken during the year to ensure that
charities are both well-regulated and supported in reporting
on the impact of their work.”
Over the past year, the Commission opened over 33,000 individual
advisory charity cases for charities with a combined total
income of nearly £30 billion, registered 5,410 new
charities and launched a new version of their online Register
of Charities, to name just a few.
“We will continue to do everything we can to support
the sector in the challenging months ahead,” Leather
The Charity Commission Annual Report 2008-09 is available
from the Commission’s website at www.charitycommission.gov.uk.