Reporting matters of material significance to a UK charity regulator
We agree that the prompt reporting of materially significant issues should be promoted. It is also important that the regulators clarify whether all qualifications should be automatically reported to the regulator, or whether there are some audit/examination qualifications which may not be judged of material significance to the regulator.
Independent examination of charity accounts: directions and guidance for examiners
Overall we are very supportive of the directions and supporting guidance to set out what is expected of an Independent Examination (IE). We do have some suggestions and improvements, particularly bearing in mind that the document is aimed at both the paid professionally qualified examiners and also the 'lay', sometimes unpaid examiners.
Trustees have an obligation to report serious incidents or other matters relating to their charity. This should be done when the incident occurs but can also be brought to the Charity Commission’s attention when submitting the annual report.