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Charity Commission opens consultation into 2018 annual return

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  • Publish date: 25 September 2017
  • Archived on: 25 September 2018

This consultation is the second part of a two-year project that is reviewing the key information that they collect and display from charities.

The consultation is applicable to charities’ financial years starting on or after 1 January 2018. It closes on 24 November 2017.

The Commission’s intention is to shift to a more dynamic annual return that is better targeted and easier to use for charities. It is particularly aimed at smaller charities that have more simple operating structures requiring fewer questions. Charities that are larger and more complex will be required to answer more questions.

The consultation also proposes some changes to the questions that are being asked, including the addition of some new questions and the removal of others. These changes will help ensure that the questions reflect the priority risk areas in our strategic plan and help us tackle new regulatory risks as they emerge. We also hope they will strengthen the sector’s accountability and provide information that the public and others expect to see.

Responses are requested via an online survey (or by email if responses need to be supplemented by further material or detail).