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A new Charities Bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech on 11 May 2021. The Bill proposes several technical, but important, changes to charity law. This article summarises the key proposed changes for charities and their trustees. 1. Ability to amend governing documents more easily Whatever the legal structure, all charities have a governing document….

Charity Fraud Awareness Week is an award-winning campaign which ran from 19-23 October 2020. Now in its fifth year, it is run jointly by the Charity Commission and the Fraud Advisory Panel, and is led by a coalition of over 40 charities, regulators, law enforcers, representative bodies and other not-for-profit stakeholders from across the world….

When Jane Whitfield, our Head of Trusts & Charities, saw Linda Magistris, the CEO of The Good Grief Trust, on BBC Breakfast earlier in June talking about The Good Grief Trust charity, and in particular their new COVID-19 National Bereavement Support Helpline, she was so impressed that she contacted the charity the minute the programme…

Despite the world recently being captivated by watching Captain Tom Moore raise more than £32,000,000 for the National Health Service, charities across the country are now bracing themselves for extreme financial hardship following the Covid-19 pandemic. In the final quarter of last year predictions were looking healthy for legacy donations to UK charities due to…

On 8 April 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a £750m package to help struggling charities to try and stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis. A number of charities are facing collapse, including those local to us in the Reading area, with income decimated because charity shops were forced to close. Even larger charities such as…

Find out here if you have been affected by new rules introduced on 1st August 2018. New rules were introduced on 1st August 2018 which extend existing rules about automatic disqualification of charity trustees and senior management positions within charities. Before 1st August, the range of reasons for disqualifying a charity trustee were reasonably narrow,…

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Car Park Closed until 24th October 2021

We are fully open, however if you are visiting us in person before 24th October, our car park is temporarily out of action. We advise you to use Queens Road multi storey or other public car parks.