Charity Regulation

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

Charity Regulation and Good Governance Roadshow

20 Mar 2014Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupCharity Regulation

Now that the Charity Commission has established the register of charities, and has its powers of investigation and enforcement, what does this mean in practice for charities on the ground?

NICVA becomes one of first registered charities

16 Dec 2013Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

NICVA has become one of the first registered charities in Northern Ireland.

Register of Charities Established

13 Dec 2013Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

The Charity Commission established the Register of Charities in December 2013 and has now begun the formal process of registering charities in Northern Ireland. 

Viewfinder 15

21 Nov 2013Andrea Thornbury ResearchCharity Regulation, Bureaucracy, Pensions, Viewfinder (Research)

This viewfinder survey examines issues such as bureaucracy, charity registration and auto enrolment of pensions.

Charity Commission’s Interim Reporting Requirements Consultation

11 Nov 2013Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceCharity Regulation

The Charity Commission’s Interim Reporting Requirements seminar, on 5 November, gave participants the opportunity to discuss the proposed annual monitoring form that registered charities will have to complete in the near future.

Charity Commission Interim Reporting Requirements Consultation

1 Nov 2013Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is currently consulting on its interim reporting proposals for charities.

The Charity Commission for NI’s Consultation on Interim Reporting Requirements Briefing

1 Oct 2013Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

The Charity Commission is currently consulting on the interim reporting arrangements for charities. This briefing outlines the objectives, reporting arrangements and content of the annual monitoring return.

The Charity Commission Publishes Statutory Guidance

15 Aug 2013Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

Following a public consultation earlier this year on its draft guidance, the Charity Commission has published statutory guidance on the public benefit requirement.

Charitable tax status - important notice

30 Jul 2013Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceCharity Regulation

In preparation for the beginning of compulsory registration, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is advising all organisations granted charitable tax status by HMRC that they need to check if they are on the Commission’s “deemed list.