The Charity Commission has removed 26 charities from the register as part of its investigation into organisations which have not filed accounts for two or more years.
Between April 2019 and March 2020, the regulator engaged with 108 charities as part of an inquiry.
Of these, 77 submitted their outstanding annual documents and continue to operate as charities. This resulted in over £35m of charitable income being accounted for.
A further 26 charities were found to have ceased to exist or not be operating, and were therefore removed from the register of charities. This figure is slightly down from last year when 28 charities were removed from the register.
The regulator also referred five charities under the class inquiry to a separate inquiry to investigate other issues. These were the Jalloh Charitable Trust, Kinson Community Association, CWM Harry Land Trust Limited, the Retreat Animal Rescue and the Barry Green Memorial Fund.
A further £11.6m was accounted for at the pre-inquiry stage, when charities were given a final chance to submit accounts before being placed into the inquiry. This took the total additional money accounted for to £46.6m.