10 May 2016
Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, has written to minister for civil society Rob Wilson, expressing “serious concerns” about the Charity Commission’s governance, and asking him to address the issue “as a matter of urgency”.
Chief executives body Acevo has called for an inquiry into Charity Commission board member Gwythian Prins, while a former board member has asked the Commission to consider his fitness to continue.
The trustees were blamed for the fall of Kids Company, but what should they have done differently? John Williams examines the most common failings of charity boards.
The National Trust has been criticised on the front page of The Times for increasing its prices for pensioners.
Trust in charities is “so weak and so stale that one big story could destroy it”, an audience of charity leaders heard this morning.
Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.
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.
Our regular round-up of the top stories about charities in the mainstream media.
Help for Heroes co-founder and chief executive Bryn Parry has announced plans to step down at the end of the year, along with co-founder and wife Emma Parry.
All charities over the audit threshold should be required to hire a paid governance professional to support their board, governance institute ICSA has said in a letter to Rob Wilson, the minister for civil society.
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