Charities

Insight / Regulator’s inquiry sees charity improve financial controls

A Charity Commission inquiry into One Nation, a Yorkshire-based charity which aims to provide relief of hardship internationally, has result in improvements to its financial governance and a reduction in unmanaged risks, the regulator has reported

Insight / Lack of financial control sees charity dissolved

A Charity Commission inquiry into the Ghulam Mustafa Trust has found evidence of misconduct and mismanagement, including a lack of financial control, which mean the charity has now been dissolved

Accounting / CIPFA retains charity SORP secretariat

CIPFA has been selected to continue providing secretariat support for the charities statement of recommended practice (SORP), working with the SORP-making body, and will provide support for the drafting of the statement’s future updates for at least another three years, following an open tender process

Insight / Regulator disbands charity for failing to protect funds

The charity Save the Needy Worldwide (SNW) has been dissolved, one trustee removed and another disqualified following a Charity Commission investigation which found the trustees had failed to protect funds and identified a series of failing amounting to serious misconduct and/or mismanagement

Insight / Charity Commission email change will suspend website

The Charity Commission has confirmed that no online services will be available over this weekend as it prepares to migrate its email system

Insight / How to turn up the LGBT voice in your workplace

Over the last decade, organisations have made huge strides in supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and creating an inclusive workplace. Croner associate director Paul Holcroft considers how to ensure your workplace is diverse and inclusive

Insight / Warning for charity trustee over governance failures

The Charity Commission has issued an official warning to a trustee of a Birmingham charity over concerns about governance failings, including late submission of its accounts, and the failure to implement an agreed business plan

Insight / Regulator warns think tank over Brexit report

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)has been given an official warning by the Charity Commission, after the regulator found its trustees had breached charity law in relation to a publication about a key government policy on Brexit, demonstrating misconduct and mismanagement

Insight / Regulator investigates education charity

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a Birmingham-based education charity after trustees failed to file serious incident reports about regulatory failings, and in response to concerns about the charity’s financial controls and accounting

Insight / Charity investigated over ‘significant’ unaccounted funds

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into The Bersam Trust to look into concerns over potential misconduct and mismanagement in the administration of the charity

Tax / Charities urged to prepare for Making Tax Digital VAT

The Charity Commission is urging trustees to ensure charities are getting ready for the implementation of Making Tax Digital for VAT, which starts on 1 April

Insight / Regulator halts charity fundraising over financial concerns

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a health charity, J.E.L.A Foundation, and restricted its bank and fundraising platform transactions over concerns about potential financial irregularities

Insight / Charity’s regeneration project falls into administration

Blair Nimmo, partner, and Alistair McAlinden, director of KPMG have been appointed as joint administrators of The People’s Development Trust, a regeneration charity based in Glasgow which has experienced significant financial difficulties and ceased trading

Insight / Regulator investigates charity over lack of clarity

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into GTC over concerns about the governance and administration of the charity, which was set up to relieve poverty in the UK, mainly in Buckinghamshire, but may have been sending funding overseas for activities beyond its remit

Tax / Cup Trust charity trustee accused of 'mismanagement and misconduct'

The Charity Commission has concluded a five-year investigation into The Cup Trust, a charity involved in a complex tax avoidance scheme worth £46m, having found ‘clear mismanagement and misconduct’ on the part of sole trustee Mountstar
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