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13 Jul 2022

Issue 14

Changes to the Charity Commission:
Open consultation for revisions to the Annual Return 2023-25

The Charity Commission are looking for responses from the public; charities, their trustees, and representative bodies; policymakers and funders on their approach to the Annual Return (AR) and a set of proposed new questions.
For our subscribers who are not yet familiar with the AR, it’s a “data collection tool”, an online form which charities with yearly incomes of £10,000 or more must complete within 10 months of the end of their financial reporting period.
The questions cover a range of topics including financial information such as income and spending; sources of income including contracts from central government or local authorities; staff salary bands and benefits plus more, thus enabling the Commission to evaluate year-on-year trends.
Why the change?
In order to obtain additional data which will enable them to regulate charities more effectively whilst helping them to deliver greater impact for the sector and for the public.
It has been widely known that public trust in charities has decreased over recent years due to highly publicised scandals such as the mismanagement of Kids Company (though founder Camila Batmanghelidjh has since been exonerated of all allegations) and questionable fundraising practices and because of this lack of trust, the Commission are proposing to publish more of the information gathered by this new data collection process in the hope that it will promote transparency and therefore have a positive effect on increasing public trust and confidence in charities, whilst also enhance accountability of charities to donors, beneficiaries, and the public.

You can have your say by following this link
We’ve had a busy month celebrating and supporting!
Some of our team, along with friends and family, took part in the London Pride parade, marking 50 years of Pride in London, and marched in unity and support with all LGBTQIA+ people around the world.

Some of our team also ran in the Asics London 10k to raise money and awareness for Disability Rights UK, a charity that works to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.
There’s still time to show your support over on our JustGiving page




Coutts Foundation - Arts Trustee and Finance, Audit and Investment Trustee


Chartered Institute of Housing - Board Trustee


Reall Limited – Board Trustee

Royal Exchange Theatre - Chair

The Football Association - Inclusion Advisory Board Chair (IAB)

Milton Keynes Development Partnership LLP – Non-Executive Directors

YHA England and Wales - Trustee 2022/23 - Voluntary Role



Lloyds Bank Foundation has appointed four new Trustees with small charity experience to its Board.
Dame Ann Limb has been appointed Chair of Trustees.
Bushra Ahmed, Claud Williams and Cherrie Bija join as a Trustees

The Seafarer’s Charity welcomes five new trustees to its board.
Captain Lee Clarke, Debbie Cavaldoro, Martyn Gray, Nigel Blazeby and Surgeon Commodore Fleur Marshall RN

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) has announced the appointment of three new trustees.
 Anna Rose Barker MBE, Mo Isap and Ofei Kwafo-Akoto

King’s College Hospital Charity has welcomed three trustees.
 Gillian Burgess, Priscilla Lutalo and Ian McKetty

The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) has welcomed Ewen Stevenson as its chair.

British Heart Foundation welcomes Wendy Becker as their new Chair.

MS-UK has appointed three new trustees to its board. 
 Suzie Rafia, Laura Marsden and Rebecca Armstrong 

British Judo Association elected Neil Fletcher as Non-Executive Director

Farming charity RABI has announced the appointment of John Stanley as the new chair of trustees.

National Highways has appointed Deigo Oliva as non-Executive director

The Royal Opera House has announced that Sir Lloyd Dorfman has been appointed Chair of the Royal Opera House Board of Trustees

Marks & Spencer has appointed Ronan Dunne as a non-executive director.

Glasgow School of Art announce new chair Ann Priest

The Prime Minister has appointed four trustees to the Science Museum Group for a period of 4 years from 1 June 2022 until 31 May 2026. Professor Stephen Belcher has been appointed as a Sustainability and Climate Science Trustee; James Bilefield as a Senior Level Leadership Trustee; and Tim Dugher and Professor Washington Ochieng as Engineering and Technology Trustees.

Barclays Bank UK PLC has announced two new non-executive appointments; Tracy Corrigan and Vanessa Bailey 

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson joins Yorkshire board as non-executive director along with Lucy Amos, Leslie Ferrar, Nolan Hough, Yaseen Mohammed and Kavita Singh are the other five additions.

The Women’s Prize Trust has appointed Anna Rafferty as permanent chair. 

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust’ four new Non-Executive Directors Ian Playford Dr Sheila Shribman, Steve Weiner and Dr Javed Khan

The Board of Trustees of Tate is delighted to announce that Rosalind Nashashibi has been appointed as an Artist Trustee of Tate.

Notts County Foundation has appointed Sam Sharp to its board of trustees

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