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Sep 13 2023

Does your charity need an audit or an examination?

Categories: Charities

OSCR recently conducted some research that found that a number of charities are failing to ensure that their financial statements are subject to the appropriate external scrutiny and independent review of the financial information. It also identified some confusion around the correct use of terminology. People often talk about needing an audit when they mean more

Aug 25 2023

Scotland’s new charity bill becomes an act

Categories: Charities

Since our previous article, the Scottish Parliament have voted in favour of passing the Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Bill and it is was given royal assent on 9 August 2023. To further strengthen and enhance existing Scottish charity law, there have been some amendments to the original Bill. These include: – The names of more

Aug 21 2023

Supporting our charity of the year, Alzheimer Scotland, with the Dundee Kiltwalk

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Alzheimer Scotland provide vital support for people with dementia, their families and carers across Scotland. Fundraising for them means that together, we can make sure nobody faces dementia alone. To help raise awareness and vital funds for our charity of the year, Alzheimer Scotland, Nicola Rourke, Emily Keith, Louise Grant, Sarah Millar, Kelly Meiklejohn, Rachel more

Mar 6 2023

The Kreston Charities Report 2023

Categories: Charities

Following the recent UK-wide survey, our EQ Charities team are happy to share the results in our Kreston Charities Report 2023. EQ are members of Kreston Global, a network of independent accounting firms with a presence in over 120 countries worldwide. The Kreston UK Charity Group works with more than 2,000 charities of various sizes offering a range more

Jan 6 2023

Have your say in the Kreston Global Charities survey!

Categories: Charities

To help understand the current issues facing UK charities, we are conducting a short survey. Our EQ Charities team are running the survey as part of Kreston Global, a network of independent accounting firms that act for over 1,500 charities across the UK and share a common interest in the charity sector. The anonymised data will be more

Dec 22 2022

Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Bill

Categories: Charities

The Scottish Government recently published the draft wording of the Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Bill as part of their legislative programme for 2022-23. Although many of the changes are largely cosmetic, including extension to the list of offences which disqualify a trustee to reflect legislative changes since the law was last revised in 2005, more

Nov 9 2022

Financial responsibilities of a charity trustee

Categories: Charities

Charities rely on trustees to help control and manage the charity and it is the duty of all the trustees that the charity fulfils the charitable purpose for which it was created. While it can be seen as an honour to fulfil these duties, it involves a certain commitment and level of responsibility which should not be underestimated. more