Views sought on use of the Charity Commission's warning
The Charity Commission launches a 12 week public consultation on its proposed
approach to exercising the new power to issue an official warning
to charities when it considers that there has been a breach of
trust or duty, or other misconduct or mismanagement in the charity.
This power will supplement the Commission's existing powers for
dealing with wrongdoing in charities.
The Charity Commission
29 June 2016
How can we rebuild public trust in charities?
The Charity Commission publishes a report that
shows that trust and confidence in charities has fallen to the
lowest recorded level since monitoring began in 2005. The findings
show that trust in charities has fallen from 6.7 out of 10 in 2014
to 5.7 this year. The report finds the fall in trust and
confidence can be attributed to critical media coverage of charity
practices, distrust about how charities spend donations, and a lack
of knowledge among the public about where their donations go.
Perceptions of aggressive fundraising tactics have also contributed
to the decline in trust.
"While we now have certainty over the referendum result,
the repercussions of Britain's decision to withdraw from the
European Union are far from clear.
"Such a change will inevitably cause a period of
uncertainty, but is also likely to present opportunities which
charities, as always, will be ready to take to bring people
together and tackle some of society's greatest
Charities Aid Foundation
NCVO publishes a briefing on the implications
of Brexit. According to the briefing, implications for charities and
community groups from the Brexit referendum include political
uncertainty, slow progress on government policy change, and
potential financial challenges.
8 June 2016
How trustees can restore donor trust: new fundraising
The Charity Commission publishes new guidance
for charity trustees about fundraising from the public, CC20. The guidance sets out 6 key principles
to help trustees comply with their legal duties when overseeing
their charity's fundraising, and also includes a checklist for trustees to evaluate their
charity's performance against the legal requirements and good
practice recommendations set out in the guidance.
The Charity Commission
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