JustGiving is over two weeks late filing its accounts with Companies House

16 Oct 2018 News

Online fundraising platform JustGiving is 16 days late filing its latest set of financial accounts – the first to be filed by the platform since it was bought by US technology giant Blackbaud. 

Companies must file their accounts with Companies House within nine months of their financial year end, meaning that JustGiving’s accounts for the year ending 31 December 2017 were due on 30 September 2018. 

Late filing with Companies House incurs a charge of £150 for the first month. The penalty will increase to £375 if JustGiving does not file its accounts by the end of this month.

A spokesman for the platform said the accounts are “with our auditors” and will be filed “as soon as these are complete”. 

Yesterday JustGiving announced significant changes to its fee structure, following months of pressure from the media and politicians over fees being charged on donations made in the wake of terror incidents and the Grenfell Tower fire. 

In the summer it was reported by The Guardian that its chief executive, Neil Bannister, was suspended following a harassment allegation is now understood to have left the company. 

At the time JustGiving declined to comment on the specific nature of the incident or who was involved, but since then media statements have been attributed to US-based Blackbaud president Jerry Needel, or a spokesman. 

Blackbaud completed the purchase of JustGiving from its founders Anne Marie Huby and Zarine Kharas just over a year ago, paying around £95m for the platform. 

JustGiving’s 2016 accounts show it had a turnover of £24.5m and made a profit of over £1m. It employed 141 people. 

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