Charity Commission News: Issue 59

CC News is a quarterly newsletter providing essential information for charity trustees and their advisers.



CC News is sent by email to all registered charities and trustees. If you don’t receive CC News by email you can change your charity details online.

This edition includes information about:

  • submitting your 2017 annual return
  • passwords for online services
  • new Charity Commission safeguarding strategy clarifies trustees’ responsibilities
  • changes to automatic disqualification rules for trustees and senior manager positions coming soon
  • General Data Protection Regulation – new helpline for charities
  • key Charity Commission guidance
  • commission listens to charities in making changes to the annual return for 2018
  • charitable companies converting to charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs)
  • fraud awareness, cyber-attacks and protecting your charity
  • new and improved Cyber Security Essentials scheme for charities
  • charities will need a Legal Entity Identifier to trade in financial instruments
  • new simplified financial sanctions guidance for charities operating overseas
  • new research shows that charities must do more to promote diversity on their boards
  • keeping in contact with the Charity Commission
Published 9 January 2018