Magazine article Public Finance

Watchdog Names Errant Scottish Charities

Magazine article Public Finance

Watchdog Names Errant Scottish Charities

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Scotland's charity watchdog has named almost 300 charities that have failed to provide it with annual returns and accounts.

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has published a list on its website giving details of charities that have failed to submit their most recent accounts and an annual return form within six months of the ten-month deadline. The list will be updated monthly.

The watchdog said it was seeking to encourage legal compliance and to highlight the importance of reporting.

OSCR's head of monitoring and investigation, Kirsty Gray, said that more than 97% of Scotland's 23,500 charities had submitted their details on time. However, she stressed that public confidence required that those failing to do so were highlighted.

She added: All charities depend upon public confidence and are therefore accountable to the public on how charitable funds are used. …

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