New Laws And Regulations For Charities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rob Wilson: The flow of money has become too important for some

Rob Wilson: The flow of money has become too important for some

Former charities minister Rob Wilson was critical of Oxfam and other big charities before the recent scandal. In an exclusive article for Third Sector, he explains what they keep getting wrong

Peter Stanford: Charity regulation is out of date and needs renewal

Peter Stanford: Charity regulation is out of date and needs renewal

The traditional solution of looking to government to lead us all in tackling the problem is increasingly threadbare, writes our columnist

How should the Charity Commission be funded?

How should the Charity Commission be funded?

The suggestion Gift Aid should be used to part-fund the Charity Commission drew criticism from some within the sector. So how should the regulator be funded in the future? We asked three sector figures for their views

Liam Kay: Stop saying there's no money to fund the commission

Liam Kay: Stop saying there's no money to fund the commission

If the government wants a well-regulated sector, writes the Third Sector reporter, it should fund the Charity Commission itself