Changing your charity structure

In recent years, more and more newly-registered charities (in England and Wales) have started life as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Existing unincorporated charities – Trusts and Associations – have been able to convert to a CIO since the Charities Act 2011 was enacted however, until now, incorporated charities (those registered with Companies House in […]

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Charity Compliance Update – December 2017

Charity Compliance Update

Reporting matters of interest – regulator guidance published On 22 November 2017 the UK’s charity regulators – being Charity Commission of Northern Ireland, Charity Commission for England and Wales and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator – published joint guidance for auditors and independent examiners around the reporting of matters of interest. Examples of […]

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Charity Compliance Update – November 2017

Can you believe it’s Trustees Week again? This year’s celebrations take place between 13 and 17 November. Keep an eye on the Trustees’ Week web page here for more info about what’s on nationally. It has also been a busy few weeks on the consultation front, with a few new key consultations being launched – […]

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How to structure your charity’s chart of accounts – part 2

Your charity’s Chart of Accounts (COA) is the collective term for your list of nominal ledger accounts, which can be grouped in to certain categories – such as income, expenditure, assets, liabilities and funds – forming the basis for your organisation’s financial reporting. Last time in How to structure your charity’s chart of accounts Part […]

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Charity Compliance Update – October 2017

This month it’s all about reporting to the regulators. Reporting serious incidents in charities – updated guidance for trustees On 22 September the Charity Commission for England and Wales published a feedback and response document to its consultation around the reporting of serious incidents in charities. The consultation closed on 12 January 2017. The feedback […]

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