Charity Newsletter Autumn 2019

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Our Charity News includes useful guidance on the new Fundraising Code of Practice, good governance and related party transactions. We also consider the impact of cybercrime, updated SORP requirements and other pertinent issues giving you the inside track on the sector’s current hot topics and latest guidance.

The newsletter is applicable to the whole of the United Kingdom and makes reference to the three UK charity regulators:

  • the Charity Commission for England and Wales (CCEW)
  • the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI)
  • the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)

Hot Topics

  • Oxfam and the implications for all charities
  • Revised Fundraising Code of Practice published
  • Related party transactions
  • Independent examination
  • Revitalising Trusts programme
  • Publication of charity trustee names
  • Cyber crime
  • Charity governance
  • Gift policy
  • Brexit related issues
  • Legacy notifications

Accountancy and Tax Update

  • Charities SORP (FRS102) Update Bulletin 2
  • Charity SORP reform
  • External scrutiny benchmark
  • Charity Tax Commission report
  • VAT: Making Tax Digital
  • Gift Aid and donors benefits


  • Sexual harassment
  • Register of charitable trusts
  • Northern Ireland charity registration and annual return