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Alert for charities – use the regulated financial sector

The UK’s three independent regulators of charities (Charity Commission for England and Wales, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and Charity Commission for Northern Ireland) are issuing this alert to charities to advise that the regulated financial sector should be used.
It applies to a charity when it receives, holds, moves or uses money, particularly those moving funds internationally.

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NACVA

NAVCA: a bitesize brief on the Fundraising Regulator for smaller charities

If you qualify as a ‘smaller charity’ you can register directly with the Fundraising Regulator for a fee of £50, rather than being subject to the levy applied to those who spend over £100k pa.

After a recent round-table event the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) put together a bite-sized briefing note.

The main point to be aware of is that whilst registration with the Regulator is voluntary, compliance with the Code and the Regulations it embodies is not, no matter how small a charity’s annual spend on fundraising OR their annual income overall.

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Veterans Spouses encouraged to register as deadline looming

Under the UK Armed Forces Covenant, in April 2016 the government Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) inroduced a National Insurance credits initiative aimed to support spouses or civil partners who accompanied their UK Armed Forces husband / wife / civil partner on an overseas posting and whose ability to be gain fully employed was limited.

UK Armed Forces spouses or civil partners National Insurance credits deadline end March 2018.

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