#UKCharityWeek 2018 helps to support not-for-profit organisations

At the beginning of December, a number of charity fundraising and awareness events took place to celebrate #UKCharityWeek 2018, an event designed to encourage donors to support third sector organisations. The week, which was supported by charity partners Cure Leukaemia,

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Charities invited to ‘have their say’ on the new Charities SORP

The Charity Commission has launched its first consultation to seek views on how best to reform the process for developing the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP). The regulator said it welcomes recommendations for any necessary changes to ensure SORP “remains

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Keep your charity safe from fraud this Christmas

This Christmas, charities are being urged to protect themselves against a new kind of ‘CEO fraud’ which The Charity Commission claims is being carried out using festive gift cards. Recent reports to the UK’s national fraud reporting centre, Action Fraud,

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Government commits to continued aid funding in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

The Government has confirmed it will commit to funding the post-March 2019 outputs of any programme funded from the ECHO’s core budget should the UK leave the European Union in a “no-deal” scenario. The measure, published as part of its

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Committee consults on extension of R&P charity accounts

A working group within the Charities SORP Committee has recommended that reporting standards for small charities should be simplified. The SORP Committee guides the development of the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice, which provides guidance on financial accounting and reporting

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Charities failing to present public benefit in annual accounts, says regulator

The Charity Commission has urged charities to “better communicate” to the public through their annual reports and accounts. The report comes after the regulator published the results of its latest monitoring reviews of charity trustee’s annual accounts. While the findings

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Consultation on changes to charities’ SORP

The Government has launched a consultation in regards to 21 changes to the Statement of Recommended Practice, applicable to charities preparing their accounts in accordance with the Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (SORP). The

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Charities report 110 data incidents ahead of GDPR

Charities were involved in 110 data security breaches last year, according to the data protection regulator. The Information Commissioner’s Office said loss or theft of paperwork was the main reason for charity incidents. Overall, the ICO data shows a 41

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Charities urged to raise awareness of Gift Aid

The Government has issued a new announcement encouraging all businesses to “tick the box” to declare Gift Aid on their donations. The call comes after research showing that charities are losing hundreds of millions of pounds a year by not

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Charities’ daily income reached £206 million in 2016-17

The combined daily income of the UK’s charity sector rose by £11 million to £206 million in the 2016-17 financial year, according to research by Charity Financials. This is equivalent to £75.31 billion over the course of the year and

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