Charities

Insight / Regulator clarifies guidance for charities when working with non-charities

The Charity Commission has published guidance for charities with close links to non-charitable organisations, outlining the steps trustees should take to protect their charity’s reputation and retain the public’s confidence

Insight / Charity Commission probe sees £13m handed over to good causes

A Charity Commission inquiry into a poverty charity has resulted in over £13m distributed to good causes, and the disqualification of the charity’s former chair following findings of breaches of trust, misapplication of charity funds and failure to manage conflicts of interest

Accounting / Beyond the red flags – the alternative fraud triangle

The level of fraud in businesses is growing exponentially but the only way to get to grips with the scale of the problem is to drill down to the fundamental reasons why it happens and risk factors for finance departments, says Arun Chauhan, founder and managing director of Tenet Compliance & Litigation

Insight / Regulator highlights lack of financial controls at London charity

A Charity Commission inquiry into a South London charity, the Khatme Nubuwwat Centre (KNC), has found that the trustees are responsible for a series of failings amounting to misconduct and/or mismanagement, which include a lack of adequate financial controls or policies

Insight / ICAEW set to launch pay-per-view system for guidance

ICAEW plans to open up some of the professional content currently available exclusively to faculty members with a new pay-per-view system, which will allow all members to buy one-off guidance without joining a faculty

Insight / ‘Convoluted’ financial transactions see two charity trustees removed

The founding trustees of The Suyuti Institute, a Birmingham based charity, have been disqualified by the Charity Commission, following their removal, after an investigation found them responsible for misconduct and mismanagement in its financial affairs

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
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