Charities

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

Insight / Charity commission seeks applicants for interim managers

From 1 February to 31 March the Charity Commission is inviting practitioners to apply to have the chance of becoming an interim manager and is looking for individuals with a proven track record of implementing safeguarding policies and procedures, preferably within the broader charity sector

Insight / Interim managers appointed at animal charity

The Charity Commission has appointed interim managers to The Alternative Animal Sanctuary due to continued concerns about the governance and management of the charity

Insight / Regulator opens inquiry into charity’s funding transfers

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into CAWRM Ltd, a charity known as Jerusalem Merit, after identifying a number of serious regulatory concerns about possible financial irregularities

Insight / Regulator investigates charity over lack of accounts

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Jalalabad Association to look into concerns over potential mismanagement in the administration of the charity, which has failed to submit accounts for four years
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