Charities board update
Please note, our Forum rules no longer allow the posting of links to personal fundraising or crowdfunding pages, such as JustGiving. You can read the full set of our Forum rules here.

Photo ID for Directors of a Charity?

Options
Does anyone know if it is a legal requirement for directors of a small charity to provide photographic ID to HMRC in Scotland?
I'm not that way reclined

Jewelry? Seriously? Sheldon you are the most shallow, self-centered person I have ever met. Do you really think that another transparently-manipu... OH, IT'S A TIARA! A tiara; I have a tiara! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me!

Comments

  • faerie~spangles
    faerie~spangles Posts: 1,871 Forumite
    Options
    Unashamed
    BUMP
    I'm not that way reclined

    Jewelry? Seriously? Sheldon you are the most shallow, self-centered person I have ever met. Do you really think that another transparently-manipu... OH, IT'S A TIARA! A tiara; I have a tiara! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me!
  • Savvy_Sue
    Savvy_Sue Posts: 46,112 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Post First Anniversary
    Options
    I didn't realise that HMRC operated separately in Scotland. However, I know there is separate charity regulation north of the border.

    I also know that south of the border, charities have a responsibility to ensure that Trustees are 'fit and proper persons'. In this day and age, part of checking that someone is a 'fit and proper person' must include checking that the person is the person they say they are, so the production of photographic ID to someone, at some point, seems likely to be necessary.

    Are you able to indicate who says that this is a requirement?
    Signature removed for peace of mind
  • faerie~spangles
    faerie~spangles Posts: 1,871 Forumite
    Options
    The accountant has requested the photographic ID.

    Until now this has never been required.
    I'm not that way reclined

    Jewelry? Seriously? Sheldon you are the most shallow, self-centered person I have ever met. Do you really think that another transparently-manipu... OH, IT'S A TIARA! A tiara; I have a tiara! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me!
  • Savvy_Sue
    Savvy_Sue Posts: 46,112 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Post First Anniversary
    Options
    Then I would say this is money laundering regs.

    Does anyone have a problem with it?

    I went to see an accountant about my late father's estate. DH came with me to take notes. We were BOTH required to produce photo ID. Then my brother came with me to the same accountant, and he had to produce photo ID.

    However, I'd suggest that rather than everyone posting their passports or driving licences off to the accountant, either they should come to the office to see these, OR they should authorise someone within the office to take a copy, and verify that this is a true copy of the original, which this person has seen. Signed, dated etc.
    Signature removed for peace of mind
  • unclebryn_2
    unclebryn_2 Posts: 40 Forumite
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker First Post
    Options
    Am not sure whether it is a charity-thing or not, but our accountant (i work for a charity) tells us that audit requirements are becoming more stringent. All managers (plus trustees) have to make a signed statement that they are not aware of any fraudulent activity, for example. Certainly in Wales there have been a couple of high profile charity examples of significant fraudulent activity over the last 12 or so months which is resulting in a lot of tightening up.
This discussion has been closed.
Meet your Ambassadors

Categories

  • All Categories
  • 343.7K Banking & Borrowing
  • 250.3K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 450K Spending & Discounts
  • 235.9K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 609K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 173.4K Life & Family
  • 248.5K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards