Trustee disqualified for ‘wholly inadequate’ running of Syrian charitable fund

A trustee has been disqualified after failing to demonstrate how he had spent charitable funds raised and collected for the charity Team Syria.

The Charity Commission claimed the trustee had failed to adequately show what the funds collected by the unregistered charity were being spent on, amounting to misconduct and mismanagement.

No-deal is not off the table; charities must prepare, NCVO warns

A no-deal Brexit is not off the table and charities must make sure they prepare for it as a possible outcome, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has warned.

The warning comes despite a new law, which requires Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay Brexit if an agreement hasn't been reached.

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Charity leaders criticise PM’s decision to suspend parliament

Charity leaders have hit out at the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend the UK parliament, saying the move undermines democracy and limits the voice of the voluntary sector.

Regulator raises concerns about external scrutiny of charity accounts

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