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News and Publications Archives 2016 December Compliance with data protection law: joint alert issued by the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator. (December 2016)  Click here for details. September Update on the regulation of charity fundraising.  (September 2016) Click here for details. The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016: where are we now? (September 2016) Click here for details. May Implementation timetable published for Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016.   The Cabinet Office has published a timetable for implementation of the Act.  The Act will take effect in three phases: July 2016, October 2016 and April 2017.  Click here for details. April The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill was given Royal Assent on 16 March 2016. The new Act gives the Charity Commission additional regulatory and protective powers; includes provisions regarding charities and fundraising; and gives charities a general power to make social investments. Please click on the link below for a summary of the key provisions of the Act and the practical implications for charities. Click here for details. March The Charity Commission issues an alert urging charities to review their commercial partnerships. Click here for details. February The Charity Commission encourages trustees to follow its public meeting live-stream on 29 February 2016. Click here for details. Government announces that charities and other organisations will be banned from using government grants to lobby government and parliament. Click here for details. Charity Trustees are in the spotlight in two recently published reports by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (“PACAC”): on 1 February 2016 the PACAC published its report entitled: “The Collapse of Kids Company: lessons for charity trustees, professional firms, the Charity Commission and Whitehall” and on 25 January 2016 the PACAC published its report entitled “The 2015 fundraising controversy: lessons for trustees, the Charity Commission and regulators”. The PACAC says that “The proper meaning of governance, the role of charity trustees, and the role of the Charity Commission are themes common to both reports.” Please click on the links below for a summary of the key issues and implications of each of the above mentioned reports. Article on the PACAC report on the collapse of Kids Company Article on the PACAC report on the 2015 fundraising controversy
News and Publications Archives 2016 December Compliance with data protection law: joint alert issued by the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator. (December 2016)  Click here for details. September Update on the regulation of charity fundraising.  (September 2016) Click here for details. The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016: where are we now? (September 2016) Click here for details. May Implementation timetable published for Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016.   The Cabinet Office has published a timetable for implementation of the Act.  The Act will take effect in three phases: July 2016, October 2016 and April 2017.  Click here for details. April The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill was given Royal Assent on 16 March 2016. The new Act gives the Charity Commission additional regulatory and protective powers; includes provisions regarding charities and fundraising; and gives charities a general power to make social investments. Please click on the link below for a summary of the key provisions of the Act and the practical implications for charities. Click here for details. March The Charity Commission issues an alert urging charities to review their commercial partnerships. Click here for details. February The Charity Commission encourages trustees to follow its public meeting live-stream on 29 February 2016. Click here for details. Government announces that charities and other organisations will be banned from using government grants to lobby government and parliament. Click here for details. Charity Trustees are in the spotlight in two recently published reports by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (“PACAC”): on 1 February 2016 the PACAC published its report entitled: “The Collapse of Kids Company: lessons for charity trustees, professional firms, the Charity Commission and Whitehall” and on 25 January 2016 the PACAC published its report entitled “The 2015 fundraising controversy: lessons for trustees, the Charity Commission and regulators”. The PACAC says that “The proper meaning of governance, the role of charity trustees, and the role of the Charity Commission are themes common to both reports.” Please click on the links below for a summary of the key issues and implications of each of the above mentioned reports. Article on the PACAC report on the collapse of Kids Company Article on the PACAC report on the 2015 fundraising controversy