15 Mar 2019
Since its inception in 2016 The Fundraising Regulator has placed a levy on charities spending over £100,000 a year on fundraising.
It was agreed that they would make no changes to these bands for
After careful thought and consultation it has now been decided
that there will be some changes to the levy from September 2019
From September 2019 the Fundraising Regulator will:
- Continue to base the levy on total fundraising
- Decide which levy banding a charity falls into based on the
information they provided in their most recently filed accounts (up
until now they've used fundraising expenditure data from the 2014
- Introduce two extra bands at the lower end of the levy so that
smaller charities move up the scale more gradually. Charities with
a fundraising spend of £200,000 - £350,000 a year will be asked to
pay £500, and charities with a spend of £500,000 - £750,000 will be
asked to pay £1,000.
- Larger higher education institutions and arm's-length bodies
will continue to pay a flat rate levy of £1,000. Registration for
charities below the levy amount will remain at £50 per year. The
costs of registration for non-charities will also stay the
It is felt that this approach makes it fairer for smaller
charities who will move up the levy scale more gradually.