The Charity Commission’s recommendation when filing Annual Returns

All charities with a financial year end of 31 March 2016 have ten months to file the required documents with the Charity Commission, this could be the Annual Return but depending on income it may also be the accounts and at least an independent examination. The Commission has experienced difficulty with high volumes of traffic in the last several weeks resulting in charities finding it difficult to access the systems.

The Commission is encouraging charities to file during the less busy periods – before 8 am or after 6pm or at the weekend. If you are experiencing problems their call centre 0300 066 9197 is now open until the beginning of February between 10am and 4pm.