Charity Commission applies to English High Court for permission to apply funds to pay a charity’s interim manager

In December 2019, the Charity Commission announced its intention to make an application to the High Court in relation to the residual funds held by the insolvent Dove Trust (registered charity number 287401). The application comes following the third and final distribution of the charity’s assets to creditors by the Commission-appointed interim manager and seeks … Read more

Charity Commission disqualifies charity trustees who received almost £500,000 of unauthorised payments

The Charity Commission has, pursuant to its powers under section 181A of the Charities Act 2011 (the “CA“), disqualified three former trustees of Kingdom Life Ministries (charity registration number 1109664) following a statutory inquiry which found the former trustees received unauthorised payments totalling £456,853.68 between 1 June 2013 and 13 November 2018. Read more

PRIVATE WEALTH & CHARITIES PODCAST – EPISODE 4

In the fourth episode of our Private Wealth and Charities podcast series, Richard Norridge, Michael Hunt and Jade Hu discuss the ins and outs of registering a charity in England & Wales. We focus on some common pitfalls and problems which we have seen arise in practice when applying to register a charity, and share … Read more

The Cup Trust: The Charity Commission demonstrates a robust regulatory approach with regard to tax planning arrangements

Earlier this year, the Charity Commission (the “Commission“) published the results of its inquiry into The Cup Trust, a charity which participated in a large-scale tax avoidance scheme that earned its founder £2 million in fees. The decision is a reminder of the standards expected of charity trustees and demonstrates the Commission’s wide range of … Read more