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Charity Commission Updates Guidance on Fraud

The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on protecting charities from fraud.

Fraud is a serious risk to charities and can involve:

Estimates of the scale of charity fraud in recent years have varied between nearly £150 million and almost £2 billion per year.

The updated guidance includes an infographic with top tips on how to respond when things go wrong.


Charity trustees have a duty to manage their charity’s resources responsibly and ensure that funds are “protected, applied and accounted for”.  It’s therefore essential that trustees put in place appropriate counter-fraud measures to ensure that all money given to their charities is used for legitimate and lawful purposes.

The guidance reminds trustees that they can avoid basic mistakes and make sure their charity is well protected by:


You can read the guidance in full on the Charity Commission’s website.

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