The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association is planning to expand its penalty point system to cover doorstep fundraisers.
The regulator introduced the system to cover street fundraisers last year. Charities and agencies receive 20, 50 or 100 penalty points for breaching fundraising rules. If an organisation receives more than 1,000 in a financial year, it is fined £1 per point.
The Cabinet Office has overturned a decision by Cardiff Council to refuse two house-to-house collection permits.
Two textile companies, Support Pen-Y-Bont and Support Hollies School, applied for permits but were refused on the basis that the proportion of the proceeds donated to charity from previous collections was too low – 6.4 per cent and 8.9 per cent respectively.