13 Nov 2014
The director of Golden Lane Housing, the issuer of the first charity bond to be listed on the London Stock Exchange, has said that despite recent criticism of charities using social finance it can be a useful tool for the sector.
Two separate Statements of Recommended Practice are needed to govern charity accounts, according to a consultation analysis published today by the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.
Michael Brougham looks at common errors made by independent examiners and the problems these can cause.
Christopher Stephen-Haynes assesses independent examination as a form of external scrutiny for smaller charities.
Charity regulators may replace the current Sorp with two separate sets of guidance when a new version is published this year, according to the head of accountancy policy at the Charity Commission.