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Charities and non-charities: why the difference matters

Today (8 August) we published the results of a recent consultation which will inform new guidance for publication later this year. The topic is a broad one – setting out the principles that trustees should follow when their charity works closely with a non – charitable organisation. We are pleased with the volume and quality of the responses and I really value the time that many have given to this.

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Regulator publishes its annual report and accounts

The Charity Commission has published its Annual Report and Accounts for the 2017-18 financial year.

The report sets out the work the Commission has undertaken in 2017-18 to meet its strategic aims to protect charities from abuse and mismanagement, enable trustees to run their charities effectively, encourage transparency and accountability, and serve as an efficient and effective regulator.

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Regulator publishes new research into factors the public associate with trustworthy charities

“Transparency is not enough: Charities need to demonstrate authenticity to rebuild trust” Charity Commission tells charities.

Being true to their values and the ability to demonstrate efficiency and impact join transparency among the most important ingredients of trustworthiness in charities, according to new research.

The Charity Commission has published the latest in a series of authoritative, independent studies examining the factors that the public associate with a trustworthy charity.

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The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do

What’s required of a charity trustee, including your responsibilities to your charity.

Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else.

This guidance explains what being a trustee involves.

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Make sure your charity is ready for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will become law on the 25 May 2018. It’s important to consider how this will affect your charity.

GDPR is a new Europe-wide data protection law to provide greater protection around personal data, and it effects every organisation that handles such data.

If your charity asks for, receives or holds personal information from others (for example the email addresses of its users or staff) then these regulations will apply.

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Charities that are connected with non-charitable organisations: maintaining your charity’s separation and independence

Charity Commission is seeking feedback on draft guidance for charities that have close relationships with connected non-charitable entities or organisations.
This consultation closes at 5pm on 15 May 2018
The Commission is consulting on draft guidance for charities on their relationships with connected non-charitable organisations.

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