Charities

Insight / Charity given official warning over lack of financial controls

The Charity Commission has issued an official warning to the trustees of a Midlands-based charity for repeated failure to engage with the regulator in response to serious concerns, including lack of any control over funds being raised

Insight / Aid charity struck off over financial failings

A London-based aid charity has been removed from the register and trustees disqualified after two statutory inquiries found it could not account for around £2.8m worth of goods shipped to Syria, among a catalogue of other financial concerns

Insight / Charity Commission investigates London church charity

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into The Kingdom Church GB in South London over concerns about the charity’s management, including its financial reporting

Insight / Nottingham charity criticised for poor financial management

The Charity Commission has published a highly critical report on the management, governance and administration of a Nottingham-based charity, and disqualified a former trustee for a ten-year period

Insight / Watchdog investigates Birmingham charity over governance failings

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into the Birmingham Education Trust over concerns about the management of the charity by its trustees, including whether its financial controls are adequate

Insight / Regulator launches probe into Devon charity’s oversight

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Humanity Torbay over serious concerns about the trustees’ oversight and management of the charity, including the handling of its accounts

Insight / Regulator probes Yorkshire charity over financial failings

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a Yorkshire-based education charity, following repeated non-compliance over financial matters

Insight / Charity Commission agrees independent review into footballers’ charity

The Charity Commission has extended its investigation into the Professional Footballers’ Association Charity (PFAC), agreeing terms for an independent review of its governance, management and finances

Insight / Prince Andrew’s charity made unauthorised trustee payments

The Charity Commission has intervened at a charity set up by Prince Andrew, over financial concerns relating to a £355,297 payment to a trustee

Insight / Charities seek social investment tax relief extension

Social enterprises and charities gearing up to help combat the impact of Covid-19 and support economic recovery are calling on the government to extend social investment tax relief (SITR) for two years, in order to help them fundraise

Insight / Charity trustees censured for conflicts of interest

The regulator has censured a Yorkshire charity over unmanaged conflicts of interest, including payments to trustees, and unbalanced research

Tax / BrightHR invests £1m in Back to Work Navigator

BrightHR, the international HR software and employment law advice service, has made a £1m investment in an online tool called the Back to Work Navigator

Insight / Covid-19: VAT on PPE donated to healthcare charities

VAT collected on donated personal protective equipment (PPE) will be given to charities supporting the NHS and care workers, the government has announced

Insight / Watchdog probes inactive animal charity

The Charity Commission has launched an inquiry into an inactive charity for horses, after discovering it still owns a property which is now at financial risk

Insight / Charity watchdog probes Peace TV funder

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Birmingham-based Islamic Research Foundation International to examine continued concerns about the administration of the charity, which funds Peace TV
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