Charity annual return proposals slated

National sector bodies NCVO, ACEVO and Charity Finance Group have all heavily criticised Charity Commission proposals to require charities to declare campaigning spending and government income in their annual returns.

As reported by Civil Society Media,

Umbrella bodies said the Commission did not need to collect the information to be an effective regulator, that collecting the information would place an unnecessary burden on charities, and that it was not even clear what information the Commission wanted, because campaigning spending was not effectively defined in the consultation.