News from United Kingdom


The UK Government has issued its response to the charity law review, affirming that the self-regulatory system for fundraising is to continue, with a formal review of the scheme diarised for 2017.

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In early August, comments about the level of charity Chief Executive pay made by UK Charity Commission Chair, William Shawcross, sparked a debate that engaged the third sector, politicians and various commentators in days of media commentary.

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Government plans to consult on proposals to increase the minimum percentage that society lotteries must contribute to good causes – currently at 20 per cent – are likely to result in many not-for-profits having to close their lotteries and others seeing a considerable drop in income at a time of great austerity.

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