Lords committee on charities helps research on their role

A voluntary sector researcher has read through a large pile of written submissions to the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities so you don’t have to! Specifically the 86 submissions which answered the question “What is the role and purpose of charities in civic society in England and Wales?”.

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Further chance to submit evidence to Lords charity committee

The House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has extended its deadline for submissions, from 5th September to 1st October.

The committee has already received over 150 written submissions, but is keen to ensure that it hears a wide variety of views from across the sector. The committee was set up to consider issues related to sustaining the charity sector, and the challenges of charity governance.

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Guidance for social enterprises on Scottish charity registration

Scotland’s charity regulator OSCR has published new guidance for social enterprises thinking about becoming a charity. In the form of FAQs, this addresses some of the questions applicants have about becoming a charity, as well as some of the issues OSCR frequently sees in applications from social enterprises. 

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Lords charities committee seeks input from sector

Following the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities holding its first evidence sessions early in July, a Call for Evidence has been issued to the sector.

The committee, set up to consider issues related to sustaining the charity sector, and the challenges of charity governance, invites interested individuals and organisations to submit written evidence to the inquiry by 5th September – see the committee’s announcement here.

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