Charity Commission moves to online real time updates

The Charity Commission is developing its current service to allow charities to update information such as details of trustees in real time using its online service, with the aim of going live later this summer, at the same time as the 2018 annual return.

The Commission will be asking charities to check that the register details for its trustees remain up to date. This includes adding any new trustees and their contact details. Charities will also need to remove the details of any trustees who are no longer involved with the charity.

As part of service improvements, the Commission will ask that all trustees supply their email address, or confirm that they do not have one.

The regulator says that because of general data protection regulation (GDPR) requirements it must let people know if any of their personal information is updated on the register of charities, and that the simplest and quickest way of doing this is to email people when their data is updated.

The Commission will also use email to send trustees regulatory alerts and updates.

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