Changes to charity annual return and public register

The Charity Commission (England and Wales) is inviting comments on proposed changes to the Annual Return and the content of the Register of Charities for 2014 onwards.

The ten proposals include questions on whether the charity has particular policies in place, such as safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries, and whether the charity pays trustees for carrying out trustee duties. Charities with an income of £1million and above would no longer be required to complete a Summary Information Return. Additional information to be made public on the charity register would include noting membership of the Fundraising Standards Board.

Commission news release http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/news/annual-return-consultation-220513/, Civil Society Media news item http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/fundraising/news/content/15211/ or direct to consultation web pages. Responses wanted by 17th July.

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