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Public holiday office closure 24 to 27 May 23 May 2024

Our offices will be closed on Friday 24 May and Monday 27 May 2024 due to a public holiday.

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Updated guidance for Scottish charities on campaigning about political issues
Updated guidance for Scottish charities on campaigning about political issues 23 May 2024

The guidance takes the form of frequently asked questions, and includes helpful information about relevant topics.

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New Sector Overview Report now available
New Sector Overview Report now available 08 May 2024

A new version of the Sector Overview Report has been released by OSCR. The report provides an outline of the charity sector in Scotland over the last three months, based on the information provided by charities on the Scottish Charity Register.

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Scottish Ministers test demand for review of key aspects of charity law
Scottish Ministers test demand for review of key aspects of charity law 08 May 2024

The Scottish Government want to hear the views of the public on whether there should be a review of key aspects of charity law and, if so, what you think the purpose and parameters of this should be.

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OSCR’s Chief Executive
OSCR’s Chief Executive 19 Apr 2024

OSCR’s Chief Executive, Maureen Mallon, will retire at the end of June 2024.

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Have your say: charity banking challenges survey 2024
Have your say: charity banking challenges survey 2024 10 Apr 2024

NCVO and the Charity Finance Group recently launched their 2024 survey of charities’ experiences of banking and are inviting all voluntary organisations to complete the survey. By sharing your views and experiences, you’ll help third sector bodies to advocate for better banking services for voluntary organisations.

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Charity law has changed
Charity law has changed 02 Apr 2024

The first of the changes to charity law contained in the Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Act 2023 came into effect yesterday, 1 April 2024.

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The Notifiable Events process has been replaced: changes in the way charities report important issues to OSCR
The Notifiable Events process has been replaced: changes in the way charities report important issues to OSCR 01 Apr 2024

From today (1 April 2024), we will no longer ask charities to use our Notifiable Events process to inform us when something serious has happened or is happening to the charity.

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More help available for charities as cyber threats persist
More help available for charities as cyber threats persist 29 Feb 2024

SCVO’s Cyber Resilience Co-ordinator, Alison Brogan, highlights the importance of being cyber resilient and explains how charities can get support to be better protected against cyber threats.

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