Policy paper

Charities and fraud: parliamentary briefing

Parliamentary briefing of June 2011 on a National Fraud Authority report into the levels of fraud in different sectors, including charities.

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Charities and fraud


In 2010, the amount of fraud and theft reported to the Charity Commission was £21m. When there are incidents of fraud or theft, the commission’s role is to make sure there has been no mismanagement and charitable funds are protected.

Trustees can protect their charity against fraud by putting in place strong internal financial controls and their funds are only used for legitimate purposes.

Published 1 January 2011