Charities fraud protection failures

According to a report published by the Charity Commision, the majority of UK charities admit fraud is a major risk, but are still failing to carry out basic tasks in order to protect themselves.

More than 3,300 charities took part in the Charity Commission's survey into fraud awareness, resilience and cyber security in the sector. Over two thirds of charities agree that fraud is a significant risk. Insider fraud is recognised as one of the biggest threats, the report stated.

The survey found that 85% of charities think they are doing everything they can to prevent fraud, but almost half do not have robust protections in place.

The Commission recommended some simple steps that charities could take to protect their funds, including introducing and enforcing basic financial controls. They should also make sure no single individual has oversight or control of financial arrangements, as effective segregation of duties is a crucial method of preventing and detecting fraud.

The Commission also recommends that employees, volunteers and trustees should be encouraged to speak out when they see something they feel uncomfortable about.

Internet link: GOV.UK news

Xero Kashflow Quickbooks Sage Online

Ipswich: 01473 851605

Walton-on-the-Naze: 01255 678910

Home | Accreditation | Contact us | Site map | Accessibility | Disclaimer | Help | powered by totalSOLUTION

Simply Accounts & Tax Limited, Epsilon House, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9FJ
Simply Accounts & Tax Limited, The Accounting House, 41 High Street, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8BG

Registered as auditors in the United Kingdom by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

© 2019 Simply Accounts & Tax Limited. All rights reserved. We use cookies on this website, you can find more information about cookies here.