At the end of July 2017, the Fundraising Regulator (FR) announced changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice in six areas. To ensure charities (and for profit fundraising organisations) comply with these changes, we have outlined below the steps trustees, charity fundraisers and fundraising organisations should be taking now.
In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission is advertising upcoming outreach events; results from new research publised last week by the Institute of Fundraising and YouGov; and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has publised a new report.
In this week's Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator has publised a Rule Book for private sale fundraising, and the Government has launched a Consultation on the Package Travel Regulations.
The Terms of Reference into the Grenfell Inquiry were published yesterday to a mixed reaction. It is broader than expected in some senses in that it will look at the emergency and the Government/Council’s response to the disaster, but to the disappointment of others it will not look at the policy and politics surrounding social housing and the level of investment in recent years.
Charities and businesses will be aware that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is scheduled to become UK law from 25 May next year. The regulation has “direct effect” meaning that it is binding in the UK and does not need implementing legislation (such as a new Act of Parliament).