Covid-19 filing extension has finished, Charity Commission says



A number of temporary provisions put in place to help charities navigate the coronavirus pandemic have come to an end.


As the pandemic hit in March last year the regulator issued new guidance acknowledging that the nature of Covid-19 meant it might be necessary to cancel or postpone critical meetings, events and annual general meetings on government health advice.


The commission also allowed charities to request additional time to file annual returns.

But the Charity Commission has this week updated its guidance on annual returns and accounts to say that charities are now subject to normal filing requirements.


Charities must again submit their annual returns within 10 months of the end of the financial year.


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