Power to Disqualify

The CCEW has completed a consultation which sought views on the use of their discretionary disqualification powers which were introduced in October 2016.

Matters of Material Significance

Auditors and independent examiners have a duty to report to the relevant Regulator matters of material significance which they discover in the course of carrying out their audit or examination work.


The joint SORP-making body and SORP Committee are in the process of a research exercise to identify necessary changes to the SORP as part of the triennial update.

Gift Aid Update

The Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Act received Royal Assent in January 2017 and makes amendments to the legislation that underpins the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS).

Common Tax Mistakes

The Charities Outreach Team which was set up by HMRC aims to provide help and support to charities, and enable them to understand, benefit and claim reliefs through Gift Aid, the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) and the Employment Allowance.

Governance Code – Draft

The Code of Good Governance Steering Group has developed a draft new Governance Code.

People with Significant Control – Update

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a consultation on Article 30 of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive, which relates to information held regarding beneficial owners of corporate and legal entities.

Annual Return for 2017

The CCEW has been carrying out a consultation on the changes to the content and structure of the annual return – time to have your say.

Official Warnings – Consultation

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 (the Act) gave the CCEW a new power, to issue official warnings to charities and trustees if there has been a breach of trust or duty, or other misconduct or mismanagement.