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Welcome to Voluntary Sector News

Welcome to CMY's new Voluntary Sector Newsletter. We hope this is helping to fill the gap left by the closure of the long running "Voluntary News" (which we used to subscribe to). While Voluntary News was produced weekly, we decided after careful consideration that to maintain a regular schedule with current resources, we would aim for newsletter production Monthly (on or near  30th of the month).  We are pleased to be continuing a valued service and hope you find it useful too!

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Sector News

Revised version of Charities SORP accounting rules is published
An updated version of the accounting and reporting rules for charities has been published in order to consolidate changes that have been released in separate documents over recent years.
Read the full story here
ICSA publishes free guidance for ‘lead’ trustees
New guidance on when and how charities should appoint a “lead” trustee as an expert on a specific area has been published by the Chartered Governance Institute (ICSA).  Read the full story here.
One-quarter of CEOs at the largest charities went to Oxbridge
One-quarter of the chief executives at the largest 100 charities attended either Oxford or Cambridge University at some point in their education, according to analysis by Civil Society News.
Read the full story here
Charity Governance Code steering group opens consultation on refresh
The steering group behind the Charity Governance Code is seeking views from the sector on whether the code should be more explicit about expectations around diversity and inclusion. Read the full story here.
Sector bodies criticise tone of the Charity Commission’s election advice to trustees
The tone of the Charity Commission’s recent email to trustees is unhelpful and risks discouraging some organisations from participating in the debates during the general election campaign, sector bodies have said. Read the full story here.

Digital Developments

Why trustees need to be loud and proud on social media
Simon Blake, chair of the #SocialCEOs judging panel, outlines five reasons why trustees should be more active on social media..Read the full article here.

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Funding News

Children in Need raises £47.9m but fails to match 2018 total
The amount represents a £2.7m (5 per cent) fall on 2018, when a record £50.6m was raised on the night. The appeal had previously seen two consecutive increases, from the £50.1m and £46.6m raised in 2017 and 2016 respectively.Read the full article here.
Fundraising Regulator could change basis for levy system in review next year
The Fundraising Regulator has said it plans to review the levy system for charities in 2020, and that it will be considering concerns that smaller charities are paying more proportionally than larger ones. Read the full article here.
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