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Changes to the way we report on complaints data from charities

In response to findings from our complaints handling survey last summer, we are pausing the collection of complaints data from charities that contribute to our Annual Complaints report. Find out more.
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Update on our market inquiry into the use of subcontracting in face-to-face fundraising

Our Head of Proactive Regulation and Projects Jim Tebbett provides an update on our market inquiry into the use of subcontracting in face-to-face fundraising and the workshops we ran with charities an...
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The Fundraising Levy and why it’s vital for self-regulation

Our Head of Finance Nick Allaway, who has been at the Fundraising Regulator since 2016, shares his thoughts on the history of the Fundraising Levy, why it’s vital for successful regulation of the fund...
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The Fundraising Regulator announces proposals to increase the Fundraising Levy for the first time since 2016

The Fundraising Regulator has announced it is opening a review to the charity sector on its proposal to increase the Fundraising Levy for the first time since it was founded in 2016.
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Regulators urge public to take care when donating to charity after £2.7m lost to fraudsters

The Fundraising Regulator, Charity Commission for England and Wales and Action Fraud have joined forces to encourage people to give safely this winter.
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Insights from our Complaints Handling Survey 2023

Sara Asaria, Policy Officer at the Fundraising Regulator, discusses insights from our Complaints Handling Survey conducted in summer 2023.
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Complaints about door-to-door fundraising significantly risen, new report by the Fundraising Regulator reveals

For the first time, door-to-door fundraising generated more complaints than any other method, data from the Fundraising Regulator revealed.
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Fundraising Regulator launches market inquiry into the use of subcontractors by fundraising agencies

The Fundraising Regulator has announced the launch of a market inquiry looking into issues relating to the use of subcontractors in fundraising by charities.
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Charities urged to review their subcontracting relationships

Paul Winyard, Head of Policy at the Fundraising Regulator, discusses recent issues related to the use of subcontracting by fundraising agencies and the risks trustees should be aware of.
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Fundraising Regulator appoints new Head of Casework

The Fundraising Regulator has appointed Nikki Renken as its new Head of Casework.
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Fundraising Regulator launches survey ahead of reviewing fundraising complaints reporting

The Fundraising Regulator has announced the launch of a 6-week survey to understand how charities currently use the information it shares about fundraising complaints, as part of a review of how the r...
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Fundraising Regulator appoints new Head of Proactive Regulation and Projects

The Fundraising Regulator has appointed Jim Tebbett as its new Head of Proactive Regulation and Projects.
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Learning from the code review 2022-24 information gathering process

Paul Winyard, Head of Policy at the Fundraising Regulator, shares more about the review of the Code of Fundraising Practice 2022-24 and what we learned from the public call for information and stakeho...
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Five fundraising best practice considerations when working with others

Catherine Orr, Head of Casework at the Fundraising Regulator, reflects on the results of a recent inquiry by the Charity Commission for England and Wales and the learning from this case about things t...
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Make sure your Ramadan donations reach those in need

As British Muslims enter the month of Ramadan, the Fundraising Regulator has partnered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales and the Muslim Charities Forum to issue advice on giving safely...
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Our regulatory remit and how we assess complaints

Catherine Orr, Head of Casework at the Fundraising Regulator, explains more about the way we assess the complaints we receive and how we respond to those outside our regulatory remit.
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Fundraising Regulator publishes annual report and accounts for 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022

The Fundraising Regulator has published its latest annual report and accounts for the 2021/22 financial year which show awareness of reaching an all-time high, as a record number of charities pay the ...
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Regulators urge safe giving to support Turkey-Syria earthquake relief effort

The Charity Commission for England and Wales and the Fundraising Regulator the urge public to give safely when looking to support international aid efforts in response to earthquakes in Türkiye (Turke...
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Implementing the first phase of our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy

Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator, reflects on progress made in implementing the first internal phase of our equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy.
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Death of Walter Rader OBE

It is with great sadness that the Fundraising Regulator shares the news that our former board member for Northern Ireland, Walter Rader OBE, has died.
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Fundraising Regulator publishes new research and guidance to support compliance with fundraising reporting requirements

We've published new research and updated guidance to support compliance with the fundraising reporting requirements in the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 (the Act).
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Fundraising Regulator announces new board member for Northern Ireland and board reappointments  

The Fundraising Regulator announces the appointment of Lisa Caldwell as board member for Northern Ireland and the reappointments of five board members.
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Fundraising Regulator appoints Paul Winyard as new Head of Policy

We have appointed Paul Winyard as our new Head of Policy, following a rigorous open recruitment process.
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Research finds that three quarters of respondents would be more confident in supporting a charity that displayed the Fundraising Badge

Daisy Houghton, our Head of Communications and Corporate Services, reflects on the insights from a nationally representative survey of the general public which shows high levels of trust associated wi...
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