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Have you thanked your trustees lately? Trustees Week is a good opportunity to do just that. We have a poem to help you...
It's also a chance for trustees and charitites to reflect on their roles and responsibilities. This year's campaign highlights the importance of training and support for trustees, so there are links to free events, as well as to organisations offering resources and support.
Trustees are being encouraged to use the statutory 'public benefit reporting' requirement of their charity's work as an opportunity for two good reasons: 1) to become more familiar with the positive impact on beneficiaries and 2) then communicate that story more effectively – a bit of extra 'impact reporting'!
The government has responded to Lord Hodgson's review of the Charities Act 2006, designed to simplify regulation and increase public confidence in charities.
Here are the changes to look out for.
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The Charity Commission is producing ten minute podcasts for trustees on a range of subjects, the first one is on preventing fraud. More
File online – it's the only way!
As of this year, all Annual Returns and Updates to the Charity Commission must be filed online. No more bound and stapled paper copies! Find out about what you need to send, when and how to send it here.
Excepted charities deadline
The deadline for registration with the Commission for excepted charities with income less than £100K – which include scout and guide groups, armed forces charitable funds and charities connected with some Christian churches – has been extended to 31 March 2014.