Charity Commission Business Plan 2021 to 2022

The Charity Commission have announced their 2021/22 business plan, marking the third year of their five year strategy.

The plan reemphasizes their aim to become a more effective and efficient regulator, while investing in new approaches to data and intelligence to support evidence-based regulatory and operational decisions. The Charity Commission have set out five key objectives including, holding charities to account, dealing with wrongdoing and harm, and informing public choice. In order to move further towards this in year three of the strategy, the four priorities below have been established:

  1. They will help charity to deliver impact, as the country recovers from the pandemic, by improving its services to trustees and building stronger relationships with them. There is also an aim to improve engagement through more effective communication channels.
  2. They will continue to deliver a step change in their robust approach to regulation, this will involve making greater use of intelligence gathering and data analysis.
  3. They will improve how they use data collected through statutory returns. They will also look at ways in which to improve the reporting of impact that charities make to the public.
  4. They will create the right environment to enable their people to be more efficient and to help make the Commission a great place to work. This will involve a ‘lessons learnt’ exercise from remote working and a review of what the culture and ethos of the Commission should be.

The Charity Commission will report performance against their business plan and annual report in the following financial year. The 2020 to 2021 Charities annual account was published on 15 July 2021.

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