Review: Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing Report – Extremism in Charities

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March 1, 2018 at 11:33

Yesterday the Henry Jackson Society through its Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism released a report on “How Islamist Extremists exploit the UK Charitable Sector.” The report received coverage in The Times, The Sun and our own sector media. It is important to state at the outset that we should all oppose terrorists and extremists that try to abuse charities to achieve their goals. However, this report makes some sweeping generalisations and allegations that tarnish the whole sector and it is important to consider these.

Does your charity follow serious incident reporting guidelines?

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February 12, 2018 at 11:02

Recent coverage about the activities of charities in terms of safeguarding and misspending of funds have brought into focus the regime for charities to report serious incidents to the Charity Commission. The guidance was updated only last year, so you might not have had a chance to read it – given recent scrutiny, now is a good time to get on top of the serious incident reporting regime.

Charity finance professionals need to be aware of new automatic disqualification rules

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February 2, 2018 at 13:54

From 1st August 2018, chief finance officers, finance directors, finance managers and other similar roles in charities may face automatic disqualification from serving in these positions if they have committed certain criminal offences.

Record Management Toolkit Launch Roundup

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June 20, 2017 at 17:07

Last Thursday, CFG in partnership with  the British Academy Research Project ‘Digitising the Mixed Economy of Welfare in Britain’ based at UCL Institute of Education, launched the free Records Management in Charities: A Toolkit for Improvement.

CFG’s SORP Survey

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June 21, 2016 at 12:56

In our previous blogs about the SORP CFG encouraged charities to be actively engaged in the consultation. It is important that charities help to shape such an important regulation document, especially during this current climate.

EU Referendum: What could this mean for charities?

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June 6, 2016 at 17:10

As the 23rd June appears closer and closer this Europe’s Final Countdown song has never felt more relevant as the UK public decides whether they will be voting to remain or leave European Union (EU).

Another day, another opportunity for charities to engage in a consultation

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May 24, 2016 at 10:32

Just like buses, you wait around for one consultation from the Charity Commission and then you’re surprised by two turning up together. On the 19th May the Charity Commission (in partnership with the OSCR and CCNI) has announced an invitation to comment on the way charities report matters of material significance to a UK charity regulator.

Is the SORP FRS 102 working for you?

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May 5, 2016 at 17:46

On the 4th May the Charity Commission for England and Wales and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) published a research consultation on charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) FRS 102.

New Charity Commission guidance on reserves

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January 29, 2016 at 14:50

By Kate Sayer, Partner, Sayer Vincent The Charity Commission has today published a revised version of CC19. It has a new title – ‘Charity reserves: building resilience’ which strongly suggests that this is a reaction to events in 2015. Importantly, the new version expects charities to hold reserves for an ‘unplanned closure’. 

What did the Romans ever know about data protection?

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January 19, 2016 at 17:33

As usual, quite a lot. Caesar famously used his cipher device to protect important and sensitive military data among his generals. So what can we learn from the famous Roman?