Setting up and running a charity – collection

Charity Commission reports, decisions, alerts and statements

Charity Commission inquiry reports, case reports, decisions made, regulatory alerts and statements on live cases.


In the public interest, the Charity Commission usually:

  • releases a public statement whenever it opens a statutory inquiry into a charity
  • publishes a report of the inquiry

Published statements and reports are shown on the charity’s entry on the public register of charities.

The commission won’t announce that it is opening an inquiry if it considers that this would not be in the public interest or there are other reasons why it is not appropriate to do so.

The commission may also publish reports of its non-inquiry work where:

  • there is significant public interest in the issues involved and the outcome
  • there are lessons that other charities can learn from them

The commission may choose to publish statements about its current investigations, decisions, accounts monitoring work and other cases in line with its policy on reporting its regulatory work.

How the Charity Commission reports on its regulatory work


Regulatory decisions by year: Charity Commission

Regulatory decisions by topic: Charity Commission

Registration decisions: Charity Commission

Significant decisions: Charity Commission


Regulatory alerts: Charity Commission


Statements on live cases: Charity Commission

Inquiry reports and regulatory case reports

Inquiry reports: Charity Commission

Case reports: Charity Commission


Accounts monitoring: Charity Commission

Tackling abuse and mismanagement in charities