Policy update - April 2019
Charity Commission for England and Wales
New guidance for charities with a connection to a non-charity
After earlier consultation the Commission have now published guidance on charities with connections to a non-charity. This guidance considers the reasons for connections with non-charitable entities (e.g. income, impact, trading) and how to manage the risks and challenges. Particular focus is applied to ensuring that you do not further non-charitable purposes, that you operate independently, avoid conflicts of interest and protect your charity. The guidance can be accessed here.
Annual Public Meeting
The Charity Commission held the annual public meeting at the beginning of March. Baroness Stowell, the Chair, called upon charities to ‘meet public expectations and help bridge divides in society’. You can read her speech here. Helen Stephenson, the Chief Executive announced that the consultation on charging for Charity regulation has been delayed by the government because of Brexit.
Total Return Regulations
The Charity Commission has published its review of the Charities (Total Return) Regulations 2013. Although there are no major changes, we thought a quick reminder might be useful for trustees of permanent endowments who may be considering adopting a total return approach. You can read our article for Charity Finance here.
Legacy notification service
A new system alerting charities to when they have been left money in wills is to be established by HM Courts and Tribunals Service following a decision to end its current arrangement. Read more here.
Charity Governance Code
Relaunch of Funder Network
ACF’s knowledge sharing platform Funder Network has been updated. Funder Network is a website that allows users to ask questions to their peers and share expertise and learning in a password-protected space. Find out more here.
Co-head of Charities
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