Lobbying Act now in force

On Monday 12th March 2018 the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force. The Act will have implications for charities and third sector organisations, such as attendance at cross-party groups and any face-to-face interactions the secretariat and group members may...

Why local is best when it comes to Facebook and your charity

At the beginning of 2018 Facebook announced one of its biggest changes to date – a move towards making the platform ‘more about connecting you to the stories and people that matter most’ – in other words Facebook is going back to basics.   The changes These...

NHS Health Scotland reports on Universal Basic Income

NHS Health Scotland has published its latest Inequality Briefing, setting out recent discussions on Universal Income policies and how they can impact upon health inequalities. The briefing highlights the arguments for and against Universal Basic Income, and considers...

Guidance on Trustees’ Annual Reports

OSCR has produced new guidance for Scottish charities about Trustees’ Annual Reports (TAR).’Trustees’ Annual Reports: Good practice and guidance’ is aimed at small and medium charities that usually prepare Receipts and Payments accounts. It lets...

Applying online to be a charity – coming soon!

OSCR’s online application for charitable status will be launched later in 2018. It aims to make registration as simple as possible for the applicant. OSCR is looking for people to test this new system – particularly if you are someone who helps organisations apply for...