Increase in proportion of charities using OSCR's online services

According to the Scottish regulator, 95 per cent of the country's charities have signed up, compared with 81 per cent a year ago

The proportion of Scottish charities that have signed up to use the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator’s online services has risen to 95 per cent over the past year, the regulator has announced.

A statement from the OSCR said the proportion had gone up from 81 per cent in January 2016. It said that only 1,215 of the 24,000 charities in Scotland were yet to sign up, but it wanted all Scottish charities to be using its online services.

Jude Turbyne, head of engagement at the OSCR, said the increasing proportion of users enabled the regulator to be more effective in what it did.

The OSCR also said that it had made the function to search its charity register more prominent on its home page because of feedback from users. It said many were unable to see that they could search the register because it was too far down the home page.

The regulator said it had improved the information about incorporated charities that is available on the register so users could see whether they used to be different organisations.

It said it had also created a Facebook page and a YouTube channel, in addition to its existing Twitter account.

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