Election campaigning rules take effect for purdah 1

1 Apr 2015 | Governance | Kirsty Weakley

Now that Parliament has been dissolved ahead of the general election on 7 May, all charities must make sure that they are following Charity Commission campaigining guidance, and those that are registered as third-party campaigners must begin weekly reporting to the Electoral Commission.


Election campaigning rules take effect for purdah

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A round-up of charity April Fools

It’s April Fools’ Day and several charities including Macmillan, RNLI and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home have turned their creative talents to something lighthearted.

Peer calls on government to give 5 per cent of Northern Rock Asset Management sale to charity

Liberal Democrat peer Lord Shipley has called on the government to donate 5 per cent of the profit of the sale of the ‘bad arm’ of Northern Rock Asset Management to the Northern Rock Foundation or a successor foundation.

CCNI closes investigation into governance concerns at animal charity

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has closed a statutory inquiry which investigated concerns that the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) didn’t have the correct procedures in place for its key objectives.

Penelope Curtis Credit: Hugo Glendinning

Penelope Curtis is stepping down from her role as director of Tate Britain in order to become the first international director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, Portugal.

A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies


StepChange Debt Charity has announced Sir Hector Sants as its new chair, replacing Lord Wilf Stevenson of Balmacara who stepped down on Tuesday after five years in the role.

Andrew Hind

Why do charities wait until deadline to file accounts? Andrew Hind investigates.

Quicker off the mark: how long charities take to file accounts

In an era of increasing transparency, Alice Sharman investigates how long charities take to file their accounts and asks whether they should do so more speedily.

Top charities take an average of just over 7 months to file accounts with the Charity Commission

The average amount of time it takes the top 100 largest charities in the UK file their accounts with the Charity Commission is 7.2 months, while 26 per cent of all charities that file on time do so in the tenth month.

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