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Four tips for charities on handling personal data

Charities often capture a significant amount of data about individuals, including postal addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and bank details. This information is usually collected with the individual’s consent, but occasionally it is not. Breaching data protection law In December 2016, two…

Requirements of the Charity Commission

Depending on the size and type of a charity, the Charity Commission will require the trustees to produce an annual report, a set of accounts and an annual return for the financial year. In order to check which document or documents…

New powers given to the Charity Commission

A new Act has tackled abuse of charities by strengthening the powers of the Charity Commission. It further regulates fundraising and clarifies the law relating to social investment by charities. The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 received Royal Assent…

The role of a trustee

The role of a trustee in a charity is an important role carrying significant responsibilities which should not be underestimated. Charity trustees often act in a voluntary capacity with little or no training on what the job entails. The charity sector…

Relocation

Thankfully relocation is something which charities have to undergo relatively infrequently. However, precisely because it is something that comes up but rarely for the majority of charities there is often a lack of experience and expertise available to the Charity…