29 Oct 2013
The prospect of a single charity registration process for both HMRC and the Charity Commission is not far off, Charities Act reviewer Lord Hodgson hinted to a conference audience yesterday.
The Charity Commission is considering telling the public not to donate to charities that fail to file their accounts on time.
The Charity Commission should have used its regulatory powers to remove the corporate trustee from the Cup Trust and replace it with trustees who live in England or Wales, according to a leading charity lawyer.
HMRC’s policy adviser on charities has emphasised the scale of the charity fraud and tax-avoidance problem – by describing it as an industry of its own.
An alliance of leading social care charities and major private sector organisations has been launched to combat youth homelessness.
Sadly fraud is a fact of life but is always more shocking when the employee works for a charity. It is essential to ensure proper double entry book keeping, if your staff team is too small for proper division of labour, hire a professional by the hour to scrutinise your control accounts.
A consortium of major charities in the North of England has been formed to bid for prisoner rehabilitation contracts following the Justice Secretary's rehabilitation reforms announced in the Queen's speech on Wednesday.
Crimestoppers has launched a 24/7 reporting service in an attempt to tackle the estimated £1bn of charity fraud that occurs annually.
Breast Cancer Campaign has called for a change to gift aid legislation to allow employers to sign a single gift aid declaration form for all their staff, as it claims it is missing out on “hundreds of thousands of pounds” each year.
St Andrew’s Healthcare, one of the largest charities in the UK, has been told by commissioners that calling itself a social enterprise will help it win contracts.