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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Charity Commission is seeking feedback on draft guidance for charities that have close relationships with connected non-charitable entities or organisations.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The Commission is consulting on draft guidance for charities on their relationships with connected non-charitable organisations.

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Commission receives annual £5m interim funding boost

The Charity Commission publishes update on current and future funding model

The Charity Commission has been awarded funding from the Government of £5 million per year to help it respond to significant increases in demand on its core regulatory functions, including registration and compliance.

This funding has been awarded as a interim solution, while the Commission considers longer term, more sustainable funding models.

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Detailed guide: Automatic disqualification rules for charity trustees and charity senior positions

This guidance is for individuals who want to find out if, and how the automatic disqualification rules apply to them. We have produced separate guidance for charities to help them prepare for the new rules.

The rules, which currently only apply to trustees, protect charities from being run by people who meet certain criteria or who have specific unspent convictions.

From 1 August 2018, changes to the rules mean there will be more restrictions on who can run a charity.

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Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 12 steps to take now

This checklist highlights 12 steps you can take now to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018.

Many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current Data Protection Act (DPA), so if you are complying properly with the current law then most of your approach to compliance will remain valid under the GDPR and can be the starting point to build from. However, there are new elements and significant enhancements, so you will have to do some things for the first time and some things differently.

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Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities, says charity regulator

Charity Commission publishes new safeguarding strategy and says safeguarding goes beyond protecting at risk groups

Trustees should take steps to ensure no one who comes into contact with their charity suffers distress or harm, as well as safeguarding children and adults at risk, says regulator of charities.

The Charity Commission’s new safeguarding strategy says that safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk.

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