New regulator for fundraising activity

The Fundraising Standards Board, the body that used to regulate fundraising activity in the UK, has now formally closed.

Charities, including PHA UK, are now regulated by the Fundraising Regulator, which was set up following the Etherington review of fundraising self-regulation (2015) to strengthen the system of charity regulation and restore public trust in fundraising.

As an independent regulator, their role is to set and promote standards for fundraising practice, recommend best practice guidance and take remedial action where necessary. They also adjudicate complaints and operate a fundraising preference service to enable people to manage their contact with charities.

Shaun Clayton, director of membership support at PHA UK, said: “We believe it’s incredibly important that charities maintain ethical and transparent fundraising practices. As such, we welcome the role of the Fundraising Regulator and are committed to adhering to its standards.”

You can read the Fundraising Regulator’s code of fundraising practice here

Last medically reviewed: November, 2016 • November, 2019