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  • 17 Sep 2017 3:26 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    In a new report – Technical Issues in Charity Law – the Law Commission says that problems in charity law prevent or delay legitimate charitable activities, discourage people from volunteering, and force charities to obtain professional advice that should not be necessary.


    https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/charities-need-right-rules-to-run-effectively-report/

  • 17 Sep 2017 3:25 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    New for 2017, Charities Against Fraud have launched the first Charities Against Fraud Awards, specifically designed to recognise excellence in tackling fraud within the charity sector.


    http://www.moorestephens.co.uk/pages/charities-against-fraud-awards

  • 17 Sep 2017 3:25 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Charity Fraud Awareness Week promotes fraud awareness. It encourages those working within or supporting the charity and voluntary sectors to become more fraud aware and resilient.


    https://www.fraudadvisorypanel.org/charity-fraud/charity-fraud-awareness-week

  • 09 Sep 2017 6:08 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Joyce Msokeri is second person to be charged with making fraudulent claims for support offered to survivors of fire

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/05/woman-faces-six-grenfell-tower-charges


  • 03 Sep 2017 6:11 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A former senior member of the Freemasons pleaded guilty to one charge of fraud by abuse of position and further entered guilty pleas to 14 counts of stealing £121,504 from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim

    http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2017/08/29/news/former-freemason-admits-stealing-120-000-from-own-lodge-1123238/

  • 26 Aug 2017 6:51 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The former Chief Executive of Butterwick Hospice has been charged following allegations of fraud at the charity.


    http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-08-22/former-hospice-boss-charged-with-fraud-and-theft/

  • 26 Aug 2017 6:51 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Some 800 cases of charity fraud were reported in the UK last year. But with police warning that they represent just a fraction of the number actually taking place, is enough being done to deal with the scammers?


    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40961293

  • 20 Aug 2017 11:56 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Ronald Chigunwe has now pleaded guilty to four counts in relation to his position at much-loved charity Wessex Heartbeat

    http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15469779.Hospital_charity_boss_admits_to___440_000_fraud/

  • 20 Aug 2017 11:56 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A payroll manager has been jailed for more than two years after embezzling almost £360,000 from the British Red Cross

    https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/payroll-manager-jailed-for-360-000-fraud-against-british-red-cross.html

  • 12 Aug 2017 10:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A former financial controller has admitted stealing more than £440,000 from a hospital charity.


    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-40897814

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