5 Jul 2016
William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission, has warned of "the damage charities can do to themselves" if they "push too hard" on campaigning.
Career marketer Rebecca Salt joined her first trustee board, at In Kind Direct, a year ago. She explores the differences between the charity environment and her more familiar corporate world.
Trustees of a charity that repeatedly failed to file its accounts with the Charity Commission were in breach of their legal duties, the regulator said today.
The House of Lords is expected to approve a motion to create a select committee to consider issues related to the charity sector next week and will appoint Baronness Pitkeathley as its chair.
There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.
A case in which the Charity Commission provided contradictory advice to a charity over more than 20 years shows the Commission cannot be trusted with a new power to give formal warnings, a lawyer involved in the case has said.
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The Charity Commission’s handling of a case over more than 20 years was “so poor as to amount to maladministration”, according to an ombudsman’s report published this week.
The three UK charity regulators have opened a joint consultation on a revised list of “significant matters” that auditors and independent examiners must report.
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