10 May 2016
The government has attacked “irresponsible and immoral practices” at some large fundraising organisations and said they have damaged the sector as a whole, in its response to a parliamentary committee report on fundraising.
The Charity Commission has adopted a ‘do as I say not as I do’ policy on charity campaigning, the shadow minister for civil society, Anna Turley, told the House of Commons yesterday.
HMRC has introduced changes to both the operation and management of gift aid, and the gift aid declaration. Barry Gower outlines the main areas charities need to be aware of.
The government has said it is “pausing on implementation” of the anti-advocacy clause, which will restrict organisations that receive taxpayers' money from lobbying government.
There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.
Chief executives’ body Acevo has called on the Cabinet Office and the Charity Commission to change the regulator’s governance set-up, saying the current board has "taken it to the point of not being able to do its primary job".
Current government proposals will prevent many charities from converting to charitable incorporated organisations for nine months of every year, a leading charity academic has warned.
Andrew Purkis examines William Shawcross' statements on campaigning, and says the Commission needs to be respected by the sector if it is to police it effectively.