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Make digital work for your charity

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We find that trustees are becoming more interested in how digital can create opportunities and add value to their charity - whether in terms of income generation, service enhancement or brand awareness. In the ever-evolving digital world where...

Trustees should be aware of the risks of ransomware attacks

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The Charity Commission has reminded Charities of the need to follow the protection advice issued by the City of London Police and National Cyber Security Centre. The key protection messages for all charities are as follows: •Install system updates on...

Charities are reminded of the pitfalls in selling charity land

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The Charity Commission has publicly reported its concerns in relation to the sale of charity property and concluded that the trustees of the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain were responsible for serious mismanagement in the way they disposed of...

Charities fined for Data Protection Act failings

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The Information Commissioner’s Office confirmed last week that it has fined eleven charities which have been found to have acted in breach of the Data Protection Act by misusing donors’ personal data. The charities were investigated by the ICO...

The Commission uses its powers under the Charities Act 2011 to permanently disqualify an individual from holding a trustee position

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Today the Commission’s Investigations and Enforcement department published its decision to permanently remove a trustee from being involved with any charity following a breach of the trustee’s duties to protect charity assets by using the charity...

Misconduct and mismanagement in the administration of an Ipswich Charity

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The Commission has issued a press release this morning highlighting trustee misconduct and mismanagement in the administration of an Ipswich Charity – ‘The Kurdish Islamic Cultural Centre’. It was found that the trustees made unauthorised...

“Too many trustees are not familiar with their charity's governing document”

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Paula Sussex, Chief Executive of Charity Commission has expressed concern that too many trustees are not familiar with their charity’s governing document, are failing to ensure proper control and procedures are in place and work, and don’t ask...

The impact of Brexit

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Background The trilogy of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union agree the majority of EU legislation, and the power of the EU means that EU law and ECJ decisions have a direct...