Charities & Not for Profit Newsletter - February 2019.

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Over 75% of charities do not accurately report the level of reserves held in their trustees’ annual report, while a third fail to include a figure. A further 30% fail to exclude fixed assets or designated funds when calculating unrestricted reserves.

The Charity Commission has raised concerns that this indicates that there is an incomplete understanding of what reserves are which could lead to charities making poor decisions about their finances.

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