13 Sep 2016
The Charity Commission has appointed an interim manager to oversee the winding up of the Park Charitable Trust, which is under statutory inquiry over concerns about its investment tactics.
The Charity Commission has adopted a ‘do as I say not as I do’ policy on charity campaigning, the shadow minister for civil society, Anna Turley, told the House of Commons yesterday.
Chief executives’ body Acevo has called on the Cabinet Office and the Charity Commission to change the regulator’s governance set-up, saying the current board has "taken it to the point of not being able to do its primary job".
Current government proposals will prevent many charities from converting to charitable incorporated organisations for nine months of every year, a leading charity academic has warned.
Andrew Purkis examines William Shawcross' statements on campaigning, and says the Commission needs to be respected by the sector if it is to police it effectively.
Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.
Each charity should have a plan to protect its reputation and keep itself off the front page of the national newspapers, a communications expert told Trustee Exchange last week.
The Charity Commission has come in for criticism over the behaviour of its board and its governance structure. Kirsty Weakley takes a closer look at just who is running the regulator.
Kirsty Weakley argues that serious thought must be given to any reappointments or recruitments to the Charity Commission’s board, if the regulator is to regain the confidence of the sector.
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