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Inquiries into double-defaulting charities

19th November 2013

The Charity Commission has announced the list of the next 12 charities it will be investigating for not filing annual accounts and returns for 2 years.  These are charities with an annual income of £250,000 to £500,000.  The first group of charities were incorporated and most of the charities either filed their returns immediately or acted to wind up the charity.  Three of those original charities are the subject of enforcement action on the part of the Commission.

This latest group are of unincorporated charities and the trustees of those charities may well find themselves the target of personal legal actions for financial mismanagement.  Charities should note this increased regulatory activity on the part of the Commission and ensure that they meet their filing obligations.

  • Charity registration
  • Restructuring
  • Governance and constitutional issues
  • Trustees' duties and responsibilities
  • Mergers and joint working
  • Commercial contracts
  • Company law and company secretarial
  • Regulations and compliance
  • Strategy and sustainability
  • Funding