Changes to Charity Commission Annual Return in 2014

The Charity Commission publishes a regular online newsletter for Trustees. The Winter 2014 edition includes information about forthcoming changes to the Annual Return for 2014.

The Charity Commission newsletter states:

In 2013 we consulted on proposed changes to the Annual Return for 2014. As a result of this consultation we are introducing some new questions to the Annual Return for 2014, as well as removing the requirement for charities with income over £1million to complete the Summary Information Return (SIR). The new questions ask charities for information about whether they:

  • raise funds from the public
  • have a trading subsidiary
  • pay one or more of their trustees for carrying out their trustee duties
  • have certain policies in place
  • are regulated by a regulator or registered with  a registrar other than the Commission
  • carry out the charity’s purposes through predominantly grant-making
  • carry out the charity’s purposes through predominantly grant-making

These questions help make your charity more accountable to the public and are now compulsory. Our analysis of the consulation responses contains more details. The Annual Return for 2014 together with detailed guidance will be available on our website shortly.

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