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Reports of Abuse to UK Charity Watchdog on the Rise

Luke Michael, Monday, 22nd October 2018 -  The UK Charity Commission says it is concerned about systemic underreporting of incidents by charities, despite receiving more than 2,000 reports of serious abuse in just seven

UK Charity Commission Looks to Raise Trust

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 9th October 2018 -  The UK Charity Commission will prioritise raising public trust in charities as confidence in the sector reaches its lowest level in years. Recent incidents – most notably Oxfam’s

Toolkit Encourages Charities to Regulate the Regulator

Wendy Williams, Monday, 21st May 2018 -  UK umbrella body, The Directory of Social Change, has issued a new toolkit encouraging organisations to question the national charity regulator’s political independence. The

Controversial Appointment for Head of UK Charity Regulator Causes Sector Rift

Wendy Williams, Monday, 26th February 2018 -  A rift has opened in the UK charity sector after the country’s culture secretary dismissed concerns over the government’s pick for the new head of the national charity regulator

Charities Urged to Review Commercial Partnerships

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 1st March 2016 -  The UK Charity Commission has issued an alert to Not for Profit trustees warning them to review any commercial relationships they may have. The move follows concerns raised with the…

CEO Appointed to UK’s New Fundraising Regulator

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th December 2015 -  The former head of the Big Lottery Fund, Stephen Dunmore, has been appointed as the interim CEO of the UK’s new Fundraising Regulator. The UK Government said that during his…

UK Trustees Warned on Fundraising

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 8th December 2015 -  The UK charity regulator has issued a warning that charity trustees must take responsibility for fundraising in their organisations. The Charity Commission, an independent regulator…

UK Charity Commission Under Fire

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 9th June 2015 -  The UK Charity Commission is facing legal action after an advocacy group accused it of exceeding its role and acting like “counter-terrorism police”. Controversial…

Crackdown on UK Charities Funding Terror

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd October 2014 -  The UK Government has announced new funding for its Charity Commission to tackle abuse, including extremist activity, in the charity sector. Prime Minister David Cameron has allocated…

UK Regulator Investigates International Humanitarian Charity

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 19th August 2014 -  The UK Charity regulator has opened a statutory inquiry into international humanitarian charity Human Aid UK. The Charity Commission says it is investigating concerns about the…

Investment Decision-Making Tool for Charities

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th February 2014 -  A new tool to help smaller charities and faith-based organisations decide on their asset allocation when investing has been produced by an ethical funds manager. Ethical funds management…

UK Online Giving Website Suspended

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 17th July 2013 -  The operations of an online giving website,, have been suspended by the UK Charity Commission. The Charity Commission says the suspension has been carried…
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