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Who is really in charge at the Charity Commission? 1

26 Apr 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

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.


Who is really in charge at the Charity Commission?

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Concerns were raised about Kids Company by various officials on six occasions between 2002 and 2015 - but little action was taken. Here's a run-down of overlooked concerns in the years before the charity's collapse.

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