Charities

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

Insight / Regulator opens second inquiry at connected Birmingham charities

The Charity Commission has opened a new statutory inquiry and appointed an interim manager at the Al-Hijrah Trust, which is connected to another charity with the same name, over concerns that charity properties are at risk

Insight / Regulator to examine finances at animal rescue charity

The Charity Commission has opened an inquiry into the Barry Green Memorial Fund, over concerns about governance and financial management at the charity, which provides grants for rescuing and supporting animals that have been cruelly treated

Insight / Regulator investigates housing charity over ‘luxury’ spending

The Charity Commission has opened a probe into a housing and homelessness charity, The Ashley Foundation, citing serious financial concerns

Tax / BrightHR launches Furlough Navigator to support UK businesses

BrightHR, the international HR software and employment law advice service, has launched an interactive online tool called Furlough Navigator, designed to help businesses manage reporting and compliance for the highly complex Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Insight / Covid-19: £750m extra emergency support for frontline charities

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £750m package of support to ensure charities, including hospices and those supporting domestic abuse victims, can continue vital work during the coronavirus outbreak
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