You are probably aware that trustees of all charities have a legal obligation to keep the details on the charity register accurate and up to date.

The Charity Commission has announced that from 12 November 2018 all charities will be required to check and update their details before they can access the annual return.

They have published a handy guide which explains what information is covered by the service. It also explains which parts of that information the Charity Commission will make available to the public.

In checking and updating your charity information you will also be asked to:

  • Confirm that the details for your trustees remain up to date. This includes adding any new trustees and their contact details. You must make sure that each person named is not disqualified from acting as a trustee.
  • Provide email addresses for all your trustees, or confirm that they do not have one.
  • Provide details of all your UK bank/building society accounts. This information will not be available to the public.

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