Charities against fraud: new website

The CCEW in collaboration with members of the Charity Sector Counter Fraud Group have set up a website to help charities tackle fraud by providing guidance, top tips, case studies and signposts to other relevant organisations. Also as part of Charity Fraud Awareness Week, the CCEW issued its first ever summary analysis of fraud issues […]

Gift Aid and intermediaries: new processes

New processes being introduced by HMRC will make it easier for individuals to give to charities through digital channels. Currently a donor has to complete a Gift Aid declaration (GAD) each time they give to a new charity through an intermediary. This has resulted in restrictions on the take up of Gift Aid when donating […]

Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

The Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Act received Royal Assent in January 2017 and makes amendments to the legislation that underpins the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS). The changes have been made to simplify the scheme and extend access to smaller and newer charities. The key amendments are as follows: removes the condition […]

New fundraising rules for charities in England and Wales

The Charities Protection and Social Investment Act 2016 (the Act), which only applies to charities in England and Wales, was introduced following a number of scandals in the Charity Sector such as the tragedy associated with Olive Cooke and fundraising ethics, and the demise of Kids Company. The fundraising sections of the Act came into […]