Monday, October 19, 2009

England and Wales: Charity Commission Publishes Annual Compliance Report

The Commission has published its second annual report on the themes and wider issues arising from its compliance work it is entitled “Charities Back on Track: themes and lessons from the Charity Commission's compliance work 2008-09,” click to download a copy of the report.  This is Commission’s regulatory work which is concerned with ensuring that charities comply with their legal obligations, and with undertaking investigations into serious abuse or mismanagement in charities.  Using case studies, the Commission aims to improve trustees’ awareness of the common problems that can arise in charities, and provide guidance on how to avoid similar situations from happening in their charities.  The Commission hopes the report will help to build an understanding of its compliance work by demonstrating the sort of regulatory action it can take and the impact it has in protecting charities from abuse and harm.  It also provides basic statistical information on casework and performance, and outlines some relevant policy and other developments and our key priorities for the future.



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