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Help us reduce insider fraud in charities

Help us reduce insider fraud in charities

We will be working with charities to promote fraud prevention and help them develop anti-fraud cultures.

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Charity Fraud Awareness Week (23 – 27 October)

Charity Fraud Awareness Week (23 – 27 October)

During fraud awareness week we’ll be helping the charity sector become more resilient to fraud.

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Keep your charity safe   watch out for phishing scams

Keep your charity safe watch out for phishing scams

This alert is being issued because of increasing reports of phishing scams. We are urging charities to be vigilant and protect themselves from harm.

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Regulatory alert for military charities

Regulatory alert for military charities

The Charity Commission issues advice to military charities.

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Charity registration response times

Charity registration response times

An update about charity registrations and response times for processing applications.

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Online services: technical issues fixed

Online services: technical issues fixed

One of our key suppliers experienced technical issues, which prevented access to some of our online services.

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Help the Charity Commission develop digital services

Help the Charity Commission develop digital services

We are looking for people to help us test our digital services to make them easier to use.

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Grenfell Tower fire response: what charitable grants are available

Grenfell Tower fire response: what charitable grants are available

Information about charitable grants for individuals and families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Charity Commission online forms maintenance

Charity Commission online forms maintenance

Essential maintenance is being carried out on the forms you use to contact us.

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Interim Manager appointed to Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators

Interim Manager appointed to Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators

Interim Manager appointed to Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators (303167).

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Use the Charity Commission website to answer your query

Use the Charity Commission website to answer your query

Our online guidance and services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Commission reminds housing associations of changes to the land disposal framework

Commission reminds housing associations of changes to the land disposal framework

Regulator issues advice to English registered providers of social housing (RPs) which are charities.

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Regulator warns charities against the use of cash couriers

Regulator warns charities against the use of cash couriers

Commission and police strongly advise charities against the use of cash couriers.

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Are you on top of your charity’s annual report and accounts submission?

Are you on top of your charity’s annual report and accounts submission?

3,584 charities with an income over £250,000 and financial year ending 31 March 2016 still need to file their documents before 31 January 2017.

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Commission warns public not to donate to ‘sham’ animal welfare and migrant appeals

Commission warns public not to donate to ‘sham’ animal welfare and migrant appeals

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, is issuing this alert to the public to raise awareness of sham charity appeals.

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Charity Commission: annual public meeting January 2017

Charity Commission: annual public meeting January 2017

Catch up on the slides, speeches and a storify round-up of the day.

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Annual public meeting 9 January 2017, the Royal Society, London

Annual public meeting 9 January 2017, the Royal Society, London

Commission to report on its work over the past year and answer questions from attendees.

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Annual public meeting 9 January 2017, the Royal Society, London

Annual public meeting 9 January 2017, the Royal Society, London

Commission to report on its work over the past year and answer questions from attendees.

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Regulatory alert: charities at risk of cyber attack

Regulatory alert: charities at risk of cyber attack

Warning about malicious ‘phishing emails’.

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Regulators issue joint alert about compliance with data protection law

Regulators issue joint alert about compliance with data protection law

Commission reminds charities that they must identify and comply with data protection laws and regulations.

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Trustees' Week webinar on key trustee duties

Trustees' Week webinar on key trustee duties

Trustees’ six key duties and how they can best fulfil them.

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Regulators issue joint alert about working with third party fundraisers

Regulators issue joint alert about working with third party fundraisers

Alert reminds charities that agreements must be in their best interests and comply with the legal requirements.

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Fraud Awareness Week: round up

Fraud Awareness Week: round up

A summary of activities from the first Charity Fraud Awareness Week.

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Charities Act 2016: new fundraising rules

Charities Act 2016: new fundraising rules

Regulatory alert issued on new Charities Act fundraising rules, coming into force on 1 November 2016.

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Reminder: you may only have 2 weeks to file your accounts on time

Reminder: you may only have 2 weeks to file your accounts on time

1,579 charities with a financial year ending 31 December 2015 still need to file their documents before 31 October 2016.

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Annual return online form

Annual return online form

Annual return online form temporarily unavailable

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What can we do to build public trust in charities?

What can we do to build public trust in charities?

The Charity Commission publishes four blogs explaining what can be done to build trust.

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How can we rebuild public trust in charities?

How can we rebuild public trust in charities?

Director of Policy and Communications Sarah Atkinson blogs about the Charity Commission’s new research on public trust and confidence in charities.

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How trustees can restore donor trust: new fundraising guidance

How trustees can restore donor trust: new fundraising guidance

Director of Policy and Communications Sarah Atkinson blogs about the Charity Commission’s new fundraising guidance.

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Update on Charity Commission board and subcommittees

Update on Charity Commission board and subcommittees

Further information relating the announcement on membership of the board of the Charity Commission.

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How will the new Charities Act affect your Charity?

How will the new Charities Act affect your Charity?

The Charity Commission blogs about the new Charities Act which comes into force this year (2016-17).

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Charities remain at risk of online extortion demands Lizard Squad

Charities remain at risk of online extortion demands   Lizard Squad

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, is issuing this alert to charities as regulatory advice under section 15(2) of the Charities Act 2011.

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Why the Charity Commission is going digital

Why the Charity Commission is going digital

The Charity Commission blogs about how we plan to use online services to communicate directly with trustees over the next few years.

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Regulator alerts charities to international consultation

Regulator alerts charities to international consultation

Charities encouraged to take part in Financial Action Task Force consultation on protecting charities against terrorist abuse.

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Spring clean your charity finances and strategy: blog

Spring clean your charity finances and strategy: blog

The Charity Commission blogs about the new financial year.

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Charity Commission launches new blog

Charity Commission launches new blog

First blog is from Chairman William Shawcross about changes at the commission over 2016.

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Getting ready for annual return 2016

Getting ready for annual return 2016

New look and feel for the annual return 2016.

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Charities at risk of online extortion demands

Charities at risk of online extortion demands

The Charity Commission is issuing this alert to charities as regulatory advice under section 15(2) of the Charities Act 2011.

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Charity regulator issues guidance on EU referendum

Charity regulator issues guidance on EU referendum

Regulatory guidance for charities on engagement with the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.

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Charity property survey – have your say

Charity property survey – have your say

Ethical Property Foundation Charity Property Matters Survey 2016 launches today, 1 March.

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Commission issues alert to charities engaged in commercial activities

Commission issues alert to charities engaged in commercial activities

Regulatory alert issued today on commercial partnerships and agreements with charities and their trading subsidiaries.

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William Shawcross welcomes passage of Charities Bill through House of Commons

William Shawcross welcomes passage of Charities Bill through House of Commons

House of Lords agrees Commons amendments to Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill.

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Charities that have failed to meet reporting requirements: more named

Charities that have failed to meet reporting requirements: more named

How to find out whether charities in your local area have complied.

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Charity Commission tackles charities that have failed to meet reporting requirements

Charity Commission tackles charities that have failed to meet reporting requirements

How to find out whether charities in your local area have complied.

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Need help? – you can help yourself

Need help? – you can help yourself

Many of the services provided by the Charity Commission can be carried out by charity trustees or their representatives.

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