Charities must report suspicions over terrorist financing, says Charity Commission

Charity Commission
Charity Commission

Charities must report anyone they suspect of involvement in financing terrorism, the Charity Commission has warned. The commission said it made the warning in an alert "following a small number of recent cases involving the loss of charitable assets to proscribed terrorist groups overseas". The guidance, the regulator said, was to raise awareness of charities' duties under section 19 of the Terrorism Act 2000. This requires anyone who, in the course of doing their job, discovers or suspects another person has committed a terrorism-financing offence, to report this. Anyone who fails to report knowledge of any such activity could face a fine and up to five years in prison, the commission warned.

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