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Date for your diary: Charities SORP seminar

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and CIPFA NI are holding a joint seminar to provide an overview of the Charities SORP framework including the essential changes arising out of the new Charities SORP.

The seminar will also provide an opportunity to learn about forthcoming changes in charity accounting, reporting and regulation in Northern Ireland.

We are delighted to have confirmed the guest speaker as Nigel Davies who is Joint-Chair of the SORP Committee and Head of Accountancy Policy, Charity Commission for England and Wales.  Details of other speakers will follow.

Insights will also be shared by Alan Bermingham (Policy and Technical Manager at CIPFA NI), James Fair (Harbinson Mulholland and charity trustee) and Myles McKeown (Head of Compliance and Enquiries, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland).

The seminar will be held on Friday 30 October 2015 at the CIPFA NI offices Lesley Exchange 2, 22 East Bridge Street, Belfast, BT1 3NR. The seminar will commence at 10.00 am, with registration available from 9.30 am, and will finish at 12.00 pm.

There is no charge to attend this event, though early registration is advised as places are limited.

To register a place at this event:  Book Now at

or contact: Tel 02890266770

Notes to editors:

It is estimated that there are between 7,500 and 12,000 charities in Northern Ireland.

Under current charity law in Northern Ireland, charities are not required to prepare their accounts in accordance with the Charities SORP. However, this is set to change and the Department for Social Development is currently consulting on new regulations that will set out how the accounts of charities in Northern Ireland are prepared and scrutinised.  The consultation document is available from the Department for Social Development’s website

It is proposed that the regulations, which will apply to all registered charities, will come into operation from 1 January 2016, taking effect for the financial years beginning on or after that date.