NCVO charity regulation conference 2018

The regulatory environment for charities is changing fast. The Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator have new powers. GDPR is coming into force and implementing Brexit will have a big impact on charities' work. It's vital that you understand the steps you need to take to get legally compliant. 

Date 5 February 2018
Time 09.30–17.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

Join us at our Charity Regulation Conference to get to grips with what's happening and recognise what you need to do in response.




Exhibition, networking and refreshments


Welcome and opening keynote

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive, NCVO


Session 1: Ensuring effective protections and use of data in the voluntary sector

Topics covered:

  • principles charities need to consider about data protection
  • upcoming GDPR and what you need to do to ensure your organisation is compliant


  • Richard Sisson, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner's Office

Morning break


Session 2: Recruiting trustees and senior managers

Topics covered:

  • new issues for charities to consider following the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016
  • challenges and implications for the sector and how different charities are responding to it


  • Chris Stacey, Co-Director, Unlock
  • Sarah Atkinson, Director of Policy and Communications, Charity Commission



Session 3: Charity campaigning with a minority government

Topics covered:

  • implications of electoral law for third-party campaigners
  • experience of the new framework as it impacted upon charities


  • Representative from the Electoral Commission 

Session 4: What does 2018 look like for the Fundraising Regulator?

Topics covered:

  • updates to the Code of Fundraising Practice, especially as they relate to GDPR
  • next steps for the regulator


  • Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and Research, Institute of Fundraising
  • Gerald Oppenheim, Head of Policy and Communications, Fundraising Regulator

Afternoon break


Session 5: Brexit and the EU Withdrawal Bill

Topics covered:

  • regulatory issues for charities

Speakers TBC


Closing remarks

Who should attend?

CEOs, senior leaders, trustees and anyone responsible for running an organisation in accordance with charity law and regulation. It will also be of interest to policy managers and policy officers.

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NCVO members (early bird)



Non-members (early bird)



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Book by Friday 15 December for the 10% early bird discount.

Cancellation policy

50% of fees will be refunded to a delegate for cancellations received by close of play, Friday 19 January. After this, no fees are refundable for cancellation or non-attendance.

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