Our Autumn Charity Newsletter 2023

Lubbock Fine, 20 November 2023

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This issue of our Autumn Charity Newsletter is packed with the latest updates crucial for the not-for-profit sector, where we delve into the evolving landscape of the charity sector with comprehensive insights.

With new guidance published by charity regulators and an in-depth look into the legislative and tax landscape, we'd like to keep you informed about the significant developments that impact the way you manage and operate your charity. 

Here are some of the current hot topics: 

  1. Guidance on Charity Use of Social Media: The Charity Commission for England and Wales (CCEW) has published new guidance on the use of social media by charities, emphasising the benefits and risks involved. It underscores the importance of having a social media policy in place and understanding legal responsibilities, especially when delegating tasks related to social media. 

  2. State of the Charity Sector Reports: Recent reports published by CCEW indicate a slight increase in public trust in charities, particularly smaller, local volunteer-run organisations. The reports also highlight the need for transparency and effective management of funds, crucial for maintaining trust and demonstrating impact.

  3. Revised Guidance on Charity Investments: CCEW has updated its guidance on charity investments, reflecting recent legal developments and providing detailed advice on setting investment policies. The guidance emphasises the importance of aligning investment decisions with the charity's purposes and the need for trustees to be fully informed and compliant with legal obligations. 

The summary is available to download below, covering a range of vital topics from accounting and taxation to governance issues. 

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How can we help?

If you require assistance on any charity issues mentioned in our charity newsletter, then please get in touch with our Partner, Lee Facey (leefacey@lubbockfine.co.uk) or Director, Hazra Patel (hazrapatel@lubbockfine.co.uk).