Consultation on additional questions in Charity Commission annual return

4 July 2022

The Charity Commission has launched a formal consultation on proposed changes to the Annual Return, designed to ensure the regulator is collecting the right information in the years ahead. The return has not changed significantly since 2018, but after a comprehensive review, the Commission is proposing to update the question set which charities will need to complete from 2023 onwards.

Among the planned additions are questions designed to:

  • Better capture and understand charities’ reliance on certain types of income, and on single sources of funding.
  • Gain more information on roles and responsibilities, governance, controls and different organisational structures in charities.
  • Help create a more accurate picture of the geographical areas in which charities operate in England and Wales.
  • Better capture staffing numbers and payroll costs in the sector, allowing the public and others to consider charities’ use of resources and their capability to deliver certain types of activity.

Click here if you would like to take part in the consultation and complete the Charity Commission survey. The consultation will close on the 1st September.