PracticeConsultingCommission investigates 255 charities

Commission investigates 255 charities

The Charity Commission has launched 255 formal inquiries into charities on its register over the last year, according to the regulator's annual report, published today.

The commission, which regulates 185,000 registered charities with a combined income of over £24bn, said that the inquiries had directly protected £25.4m of charitable money. The report covers the 15 month period from January 1999 to the end of March 2000.

The commission said it had undertaken a review of the accuracy of its register, which helped lead to the removal of 10,500 charities. It plans to increase its investigations activity by 25%.

Chief Charity commissioner John Stoker said: ‘Accountability and transparency are increasingly demanded of charities and it is right that they are also expected of us.

‘Our annual report reflects how much the commission’s work has developed to meet the swift pace of change which charities are undergoing.’

Links

Annual report

Details of the Accountancy Age/English ICA Everybody Counts awards scheme

Related Articles

5 tips for SMEs to protect cash flow

Accounting Software 5 tips for SMEs to protect cash flow

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Tyrie on Finance Bill 2017: ‘Making Tax Policy Better’

Consulting Tyrie on Finance Bill 2017: ‘Making Tax Policy Better’

11m Stephanie Wix, Writer
Managing partner Q&A - the year ahead: Richard Toone, CVR Global

Accounting Firms Managing partner Q&A - the year ahead: Richard Toone, CVR Global

12m Kevin Reed, Writer
Deloitte 'self-imposes exile' on government contracts to defuse PM row

Accounting Firms Deloitte 'self-imposes exile' on government contracts to defuse PM row

12m Kevin Reed, Writer
Managing partner Q&A - the year ahead: Julie Adams, Menzies

Accounting Firms Managing partner Q&A - the year ahead: Julie Adams, Menzies

12m Kevin Reed, Writer
Friday Afternoon Live: Deloitte's tech thing; PAC wants HMRC 'contingencies'; and Sports Direct

Business Regulation Friday Afternoon Live: Deloitte's tech thing; PAC wants HMRC 'contingencies'; and Sports Direct

1y Kevin Reed, Writer
Friday Afternoon Live: HMRC complaints rise; Deloitte scoops big audits; and corporate reporting woes

Audit Friday Afternoon Live: HMRC complaints rise; Deloitte scoops big audits; and corporate reporting woes

1y Kevin Reed, Writer
New head of equity capital markets for KPMG

Accounting Firms New head of equity capital markets for KPMG

1y Stephanie Wix, Writer