The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has now commenced compulsory registration of charities. We provide the sector with the most up to date information on the key changes in charity regulation. For the latest on new charity regulations and a history of recent charity law reform in NI, please see our dedicated charity regulation webpage.
The closing date for responses to the independent review of charity regulation is 12 May 2021. Please take this opportunity to comment on changes that are needed to help voluntary and community organisations.
The Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation (the Panel) seeks your views on how well the charities regulatory framework, which is administered by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, is working and what could work better.
The Minister for Communities has commissioned an independent review of charity regulation in N.Ireland which commenced on 25 January 2021.
Companies, registered societies and credit unions that are due to hold an AGM in early 2021 will be glad to hear that they will be permitted to hold this online.
Charities which prepare accounts on the accruals basis are legally required to apply the Charities SORP. This SORP is in the early stages of being redeveloped and charity trustees' views are being sought.
If your registered charity's financial year is 1 April - 31 March then you will have a deadline of 31 January in which to submit your annual monitoring return to the Charity Commission.