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Charities failing to meet basic reporting standards

A quarter of charities are not providing essential information on their activities as part of their annual report, according to their regulatory body.

A study published by the Charity Commission on 3 September found that just 74 per cent of the documents that it examined were of acceptable quality, continuing the pattern seen in the past two surveys. 

The most common reason for not meeting the basic standard, seen in 11 per cent of cases, was because the charity provided little or no information on the charitable activities that it carried out.   

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