Charities

Insight / Former charity trustees in contempt of court

The High Court has found two former trustees of a Bristol charity in contempt of court after failing to provide information to the charity regulator

Insight / Interim manager appointed at charity under investigation

The Charity Commission has appointed Adam Stephens, partner at Smith and Williamson, as interim manager to Aid Convoy, which is facing a statutory inquiry into its finances

Insight / Regulator investigates linked charities over financial discrepancies

The Charity Commission is to investigate six charities which share common trustees over serious concerns about potential mismanagement, including financial reporting issues

Insight / Deloitte HR manager heads for Invictus Games

Stephen Rice, HR learning manager at Deloitte, was picked for Team UK at the Invictus Games 2020

Insight / Regulator finds misconduct and mismanagement at charity

Three trustees of a Hereford and Worcester-based charity have resigned after a regulatory inquiry uncovered a string of failures in its governance, finances and safeguarding

Insight / Football charity Kick It Out faces bullying claims

The staff at football charity Kick It Out (KIO) have been let down by their management and trustees over a failure to deal with sexual harassment, bullying and safeguarding

Insight / Regulatory pressure and Brexit major risks for charity sector

International UK charities are facing economic and political uncertainty, with government policy, Brexit and future funding all areas for concern, while increased public scrutiny is putting the sector under pressure to improve its accountability

Insight / Financial reporting failures put Bournemouth charity under investigation

Continued failure in reporting obligations have prompted the regulator to start an inquiry into Bournemouth based charity which runs a community centre set up to promote spiritual, mental, physical and social development

Insight / Charity SORP committee looking to hire members

Specialists in charity accounting are being sought to join the Charity SORP committee following an overhaul of the current membership and plans to modernise charity financial reporting

Insight / Regulator investigates charity’s cash collections

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Human Care Hands Foundation UK, due to serious concerns over the financial management and governance at the London-based charity

Insight / Two thirds of charities see fraud as major risk

The Charity Commission is warning that while 69% of charities see fraud as a major risk, just 9% have training programmes highlighting the issues, at the start of a week of activities designed to heighten awareness of the ways to reduce fraud risks

Insight / Welsh environmental charity investigated over reporting

The Charity Commission has opened a new statutory inquiry into CWM Harry Land Trust Ltd, an environmental charity whose objects also include the education and rehabilitation of prisoners and ex-offenders, amid concerns about reporting failures

Insight / Charity trustees spent £68K outside its remit

A Charity Commission inquiry has found that trustees of Aid and Peace Trust were responsible for misconduct and mismanagement, after they failed to show how charitable funds were used and acted outside the charity’s stated objects, and the charity has been removed from the register

Insight / Bristol charity criticised for £48k unauthorised payments

A supported housing charity operating in Bristol has been sanctioned by the regulator over long-running financial management failings and unauthorised payments to trustees

Insight / Second inquiry into London charity’s management

The Charity Commission has announced a second statutory inquiry into Human Aid UK over concerns about mismanagement and/or misconduct at the charity, which was investigated before over its fundraising practices
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