Improving Transparency and Accountability of Charities

opinionImprovements to charity law to increase transparency and accountability are being put forward in a Scottish Government consultation.

With over 24,000 registered charities at work in Scotland the consultation wants to hear from members of the public, the charity sector, and anyone with an interest in charity law.

OSCR is the Scottish Charity Regulator and the improvements suggested might be to see a tightening up on the publishing of accounts by charities in Scotland. Another key proposal is that all charities in the Scottish Charity Register to have  a connection in Scotland

The consultation is open until the 1st of April and can be accessed here: Consultation on Scottish Charity Law

Aileen Campbell, Communities Secretary in the Scottish Government said:

“Charities play a vital role in our society, from supporting individuals and communities, to informing policy at a national level, they are key to us achieving our ambition of creating a fairer and more prosperous country.

“It is therefore important that we do all we can to maintain and increase public trust and confidence in the charity sector and making sure legislation supports that. I would encourage anyone with an interest in the charity sector to share their views by responding to this consultation.”


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