Impact of referendum vote on the charity sector

The large amount of hot air around the EU referendum is likely to continue for some time, with the exact process and consequences of leaving after 40 plus years of regulatory developments not being easy or quick to clarify. It is however safe to assume that very little will change immediately around regulations of relevance to the voluntary sector. Funding connected with Europe, or hit by economic turmoil, may be a different matter.

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New annual return for English and Welsh charities

The Charity Commission has released the latest annual return for charities to complete, which is available in Welsh as well as English for the first time.

“All registered charities with an income of more than £10,000 and all Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) reporting on their financial years ending in 2016 must complete the online form within 10 months of the end of their financial year. Sections of the data then populate the commission’s online public register of charities, which is a key source of data about charities in England and Wales.”

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