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General Data Protection Regulation – resources and helpline

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. The aim is to bring data protection legislation into line with how personal data is used in today’s world, and will supersede the Data Protection Act 1998. The GDPR applies to ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’ of data. It will also: strengthen rules around […]

Free guide to help charities avoid cybercrime

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has published a free guide for small charities to help them understand the types of attack that they might be vulnerable to and how to protect themselves. Most charities have little experience of this area. The CCEW has also issued updated guidance on protecting your charity from fraud. www.ncsc.gov.uk/charity […]

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 […]