It can be difficult to keep on track with all the charity updates flying into your inbox.  Below are all the ones we think you definitely need to know about from the last few months.

Alerts

Charity Commission reminder to check and update your charity details: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/update-your-charity-details-improved-service-coming-soon

New fundraising code published: https://www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk/more-from-us/news/new-fundraising-code-published

Charities tell PM Boris Johnson what they want: https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/charities-tell-new-prime-minister-boris-johnson-what-they-want.html

UK Civil Society latest data on the voluntary sector and volunteering: https://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2019/06/19/uk-civil-society-almanac-2019-the-latest-data-on-the-voluntary-sector-and-volunteering/

 

Reports

Report from The Philanthropy Centre – Great Fundraising and Brands: Help or Hindrance: https://www.acapf.com/

Fundraising Regulator to raise awareness of its existence: https://www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk/more-from-us/resources/role-fundraising-regulator-public-awareness-trust-and-expectations

Charity Commission annual report and accounts 2018 to 2019: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charity-commission-annual-report-and-accounts-2018-to-2019

Charities struggling to make progress on digital skills: http://report.skillsplatform.org/charitydigitalreport-overview/

 

Guidance

Get help for your inactive or ineffective charity: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-help-for-your-inactive-or-ineffective-charity

Display of trustee legal names on the charity register from 1 April 2020 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/addresses-and-trustee-names-in-your-charitys-public-details?utm_source=b0345f76-393b-42a8-bfd6-63f0642b833c&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate#history

 

Case reports

Charity Commission statement on live cases: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statements-on-live-cases-charity-commission#statements-released-in-2018

 

Blogs/sector insights

Boris Johnson as Prime Minister – What Does it Mean for Charities and Brexit? https://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2019/07/23/boris-johnson-as-prime-minister-what-does-it-mean-for-charities-and-brexit/

How salaries are changing in the voluntary sector: https://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2019/07/16/how-salaries-are-changing-in-the-voluntary-sector/

Charity whistleblowers: how and why we value them: https://charitycommission.blog.gov.uk/2019/05/31/charity-whistleblowers-how-and-why-we-value-them/

 

Preparing for Brexit

Brexit Civil Society Alliance – Charities feel removed from the Brexit process: https://www.thirdsector.co.uk/charities-feel-removed-brexit-process-says-civil-society-alliance/policy-and-politics/article/1589221

 

Updates

Charity Commission News: Issue 63: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charity-commission-news-issue-63/charity-commission-news-issue-63

Charity Commission Chief Executive, Helen Stephenson CBE Speech: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/helen-stephenson-cbe-regulating-charities-in-line-with-changing-needs-in-society