The Charity Commission

Charity Comments Off on The Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has launched a consultation on its approach to and new proposed questions for the Annual Return for financial years starting on or after 1 January 2023. They want to obtain data to allow them to regulate charities more effectively and allow flexibility to include or omit questions in the Return each year.  The idea is to ensure the overall burden on charities is proportionate and to allow new questions by removing redundant questions and simplifying existing questions where possible, to make the returns clearer and easier to complete.

The deadline for responses to the consultation is 1 September 2022 and the purpose is to find out whether charities consider the proposed questions proposed are relevant and proportionate, given their statutory duties, objectives and functions, and that charities of all types and sizes would be able to understand the questions proposed, and collate the right data to make the completion of the Return relevant and reliable.