New Laws And Regulations For Charities

Advice and commentary on new laws and regulations and what they mean for charities.

Forced labour and charity products - what are charities' responsibilities?

A plea for help in a charity Christmas card sparked an investigation into Chinese factory conditions by the retailer Tesco. Rebecca Cooney asks what charities can do if they find themselves caught up in similar situations

Third Sector Podcast #10: Qualifications

In the latest Third Sector Podcast, we cover qualifications, Brexit and what happens when your small charity goes viral

Mark Flannagan: The attitude that it's not fair if charities are 'attacked' is deeply frustrating

The Charity Commission is not our friend; it is the regulator working to fix the problems some charities have created for the rest of the sector

Debra Allcock Tyler: The commission should not be a slave to public opinion

Asking people what they think is not necessarily irrelevant, but using it as the primary basis for policy-making is a recipe for disaster

Andy Hillier: Is a new charity regulator needed more than a new strategy?

It's hard to see how the Charity Commission can achieve the stated aims of its latest strategy given its constraints

RNIB: Moving on from crisis

Since April, the 150-year-old sight-loss charity the RNIB has been confronted with a Charity Commission investigation, the resignation of its chief executive and tumbling finances. Peter Stanford meets the woman who plans to get it back on track

Stella Smith: Strong leadership is needed to change attitudes

We have to recognise that we are in deep water on ethics, and it's getting distinctly warm

Don Bawtree: Charities seem ill-equipped for staffing issues after Brexit

Also: the new Charity Commission welcome pack for trustees; guidance on fraud in Scotland and Northern Ireland; and private sector changes to annual reports

Stephen Service: Fundraising Regulator's increased emphasis on the public is good for fundraising

The policy manager at the regulator says there must be a balance between donors and beneficiaries

Peter Stanford: Advice for the new chair of the Charity Commission

There are a few strategies Baroness Stowell can use to get the charity sector onside in her first few months in office, says our columnist