NAO: Commission has improved but there is still more to do
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NAO: Commission has improved but there is still more to do

22 Jan 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

The Charity Commission has made a good start towards becoming a proactive regulator, but still has a long way to go to make sure it is carrying out its functions effectively, quickly and within its budget, according to the National Audit Office.

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