Dear Charity Commission for England and Wales,
Re Charity 1098004 - Narconon London.
2008 accounts are more than a year overdue for this charity.
Both the trustees of this charity are also trustees of charity 267386 (Narconon), which has a history of late filing.
What action has the Charity Commission taken against this charity or its trustees?
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Dear Mr Thackeray
1098004 NARCONON LONDON
Thank you for your email which has been assessed as a request for
information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
As you state in your letter, Narconon London should have submitted the
accounts for the financial year ending 31 December 2008 to us by 31
October 2009. It is also noted that the accounts and Annual Return Form
for 2009 are now overdue.
The Charity Commission takes a proportionate approach to pursuing
defaulting charities, giving priority to the largest organisations when
they become non compliant. In assessing the possible removal of a non
compliant charity from the Register it necessary to consider each case on
an individual basis. Although the Charity Commission has a legal duty to
keep the Central Register up to date we must ensure that charitable assets
are not put at risk. Therefore in order to protect chartable assets it is
not possible to remove a charity solely on the basis that it has been non
compliant for a specified period of time.
Narconon London has been sent Reminder and Default Notices regularly in
respect of both the 2008 and 2009 documentation. As the required items
are still outstanding we will contact this charity again and request a
copy of the outstanding accounts for the financial year ending 31 December
2008 and also the overdue items for 2009. Any documentation received will
show on the charity***s Register web page
You should note that if you haven***t done so already, you can contact the
charity directly and request a copy of their latest accounts. Charities
are legally required to meet reasonable requests like this under section
47 (2) of the Charities Act 1993
Apart from the Reminder and Default Notices being sent out and overdue and
late submitted documentation showing for both charities no other action
has been taken against either charity or its trustees at this time.
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Many thanks for your assistance. That is the information I was looking for.
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