Rules tightened on calling donors registered with the TPS | Directors of defunct fundraising agency GoGen set up new business | Regulator opens inquiry into Kids Company

Plus: Cancer Research UK retains top spot in Charity Brand Index | Martin Blackwell leaves the Charity Retail Association | Some large charities 'understate their charitable expenditure'

Telephone fundraising
Telephone fundraising

Fundraisers must not call donors who are registered with the Telephone Preference Service unless they have been specifically notified that the person is happy to receive calls, the Institute of Fundraising has said. But the membership body said it was concerned that the rule changes, which were requested by the Information Commissioner’s Office, could restrict the ability of charities to maintain relationships with their supporters.

The two directors of the collapsed fundraising agency GoGen have registered with Companies House a new telephone fundraising agency called Still Fundraising.

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Kids Company to examine concerns about its administration, governance and financial management.

Cancer Research UK has retained the top spot in the annual Third Sector Charity Brand Index, which gauges public awareness of charity brands. Macmillan Cancer Support has climbed into second place on the list and the Royal British Legion has fallen back one place to third.

Martin Blackwell, chief executive of the Charity Retail Association, has left the membership body after just seven months for personal reasons, according to the CRA’s interim chief executive.

Many large charities are mistakenly understating their charitable expenditure and making "basic errors" in their annual reporting, according to a report from the Charity Commission.

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