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Fundraising Regulator’s annual report highlights progress made to raise standards in fundraising

Today we published our annual report and accounts for 2018/19, which highlights the progress made to raise standards in fundraising.
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Clothing collection bins: Statement by the Fundraising Regulator about notices and correspondence issued by "Compounding Action" and "Fundraising Bureau of Investigations"

A statement by the Fundraising Regulator.
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Strengthening our presence in Northern Ireland

Joanne McDowell joins the Fundraising Regulator as our Northern Ireland Manager from 3 September 2019.
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New fundraising code published

The new code is easier to use and navigate, with plain English, a new structure and a glossary.
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Board member appointment

David Cunningham is re-appointed for another 3 years and will serve until March 2022.
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Complaints report 2017-18 published

A report on complaints about fundraising received by our complaints team and by charities, between 1 April 2017 and 31 August 2018.
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Changes to the fundraising levy

We've made changes to years 4 and 5 of the fundraising levy, covering September 2019 - August 2021.
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Important change to FPS

From 1 March, charities will have 21 days to action a suppression request on the Fundraising Preference Service, instead of 28 days.
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Decision on International Liberty Association published

A decision following an investigation into the fundraising methods of the International Liberty Association (ILA).
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FPS in numbers 2017-18

Results from data on the Fundraising Preference Service from November 2017 - October 2018.
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Annual reports and financial accounts for 2017-18 published

A 12 month report and a 5 month report to bring our financial year in line with collection of the Fundraising Levy.
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New external member to join Standards Committee

Lori Houlihan will join the Fundraising Regulator Standards Committee as an external member from 1 January 2019.
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Naming charities we investigate

Fundraising organisations investigated by the Fundraising Regulator after 1 March 2019 will be named in case summaries.
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New Chair for the Fundraising Regulator

Lord Harris will become Chair of the Fundraising Regulator on 1 January 2019.
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Events and webinars for the Code consultation

We are attending events and webinars to encourage response to the latest Code consultation. Respond by Friday 16 November.
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Important alert: FPS spoof email

We do not ask for money for the Fundraising Preference Service. If you receive an email to say an invoice for the service is due, please contact us.
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Code of fundraising practice: consultation opens

A consultation on the accessibility of the Code of Fundraising Practice. It aims ensure the Code is a straightforward and practical tool for fundraisers and the public. Respond by Friday 16 November.
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Business and strategic plans published

The 2018-19 business plan and three year strategic plan for 2018-2021 have been published today. They set out the long term outcomes and shorter term objectives of the Fundraising Regulator.
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Annual review event marks second birthday and a successful year

The success of the past year is reflected on at the annual review event for the Fundraising Regulator.
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Investigation into The President’s Club

An investigation into the President’s Club Charitable Trust follows reports of the behaviour alleged to have taken place in January of this year. Our investigation sought to establish whether the President’s Club had appropriate systems in place to commission and monitor fundraising undertaken on its behalf.
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Fundraising Code updated on TPS Assured Certification

The Code of Fundraising Practice has been updated following consultation earlier this year. It stresses the need for compliance with the legal requirements of the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).
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Kieron James appointed as Board Member

Kieron James, founder of the Wonderful Organisation, will join the Fundraising Regulator board in July.
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New rules for online fundraising platforms

New rules and guidance published by the Fundraising Regulator outlining the responsibilities for online fundraising platforms.
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Code of Fundraising Practice updated in line with GDPR

Updates have been made to the Code of Fundraising Practice to incorporate the General Data Protection Regulation, and took effect on 25th May.
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