The Charity Commission has removed 26 late-filing charities from its register in the latest stage of a long-running inquiry.
In September 2013, the regulator opened a statutory class inquiry into a group of charities that had failed to file their annual documents for two out of the previous five years.
The regulator’s latest update, provided today, says that between April 2019 and March of this year, 77 charities submitted overdue documents and continued to operate, while 26 charities were found to have ceased to exist or did not operate and had therefore been removed from the register.
A further five charities, including the Kinson Community Association, the Jalloh Charitable Trust and Retreat Animal Rescue, had become the subject of separate inquiries.
The commission said the documents filed by the 77 charities that continued to operate accounted for more than £35m of charitable income.
Among the 26 charities to be removed from the register were the Association of Surgeons in Training, the Association for the Development of the Arts in Northwich, Kingmoor Oak Tree Club and the Dorset Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Support Group.