The Charity Sleuths

What the Intelligent Giving researchers are uncovering, and whose turn it is to make the tea

Friday, May 19, 2006

Late again!

Having spent the last two months analysing the annual accounts of major UK charities (more interesting than it sounds…honest!), I have to agree with the Guardian (‘Charities are held to account’, Wednesday 17 May) that it is unacceptable that a quarter of all charities missed the deadline for submitting their accounts to the Charity Commission last year.

We are finding that charities often wait until the last possible moment to submit their accounts, when they do so at all.

How can the Commission be expected to monitor UK charities without the charities themselves pulling their weight? Answer: It can’t, and surely something should be done...



Anonymous Anonymous said...

perhaps the time you spend on this project would be better spent volunteering in a charity's accounts department?

3:28 pm  
Blogger The Intelligent Giving Team said...

But then we would only be helping one charity, rather than putting some friendly pressure on - and giving advice via our site to - all 180,000 charities...

5:36 pm  

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