Charities doing business: Review of guidelines to be completed next year

In its 2018 annual report, the Commissioner of Charities said it will provide "guidance" to charities that engage in non-charitable activities, such as setting up business subsidiaries.
In its 2018 annual report, the Commissioner of Charities said it will provide "guidance" to charities that engage in non-charitable activities, such as setting up business subsidiaries.ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

Watchdog says it will consult stakeholders in move to better protect charities' interests

The review of guidelines for charities that venture into business is expected to be completed next year, the charities watchdog told The Straits Times, and it will consult stakeholders in the sector while doing so.

Commissioner of Charities (COC) Ang Hak Seng is enhancing the guidelines, first published in 2011, "to better protect charities' interests when they embark on business activities".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 22, 2019, with the headline 'Review of guidelines to be completed next year'. Print Edition | Subscribe