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Changes to the fundraising levy

Following a detailed analysis on charity accounts and the current levy structure, The Fundraising Regulator has announced a couple of changes to improve the progression of the levy for smaller fundraising charities, and to move to the most recent reported costs.

The Fundraising Regulator has announced changes for years 4 and 5 of the levy (covering September 2019 – August 2021). From September 2019 they will:

  • continue to base the levy on total fundraising spend
  • decide which levy band a charity falls into based on the information they provided in their most recently filed accounts (up until now they have used fundraising spend data from 2014 accounts)
  • 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 same.

Read The Fundraising Regulator - Behind the scenes with the levy team