10 May 2016
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.
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”.
War on Want has dismissed a story that appeared in the Sunday Telegraph as “a complete fabrication” and said that an accusation it has had its funding “pulled” by the government is “equally bogus”.
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.
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.
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.
The Charity Commission is to investigate footballer Didier Drogba’s charity following front page allegations in the Daily Mail that it misled donors and spent just 1 per cent of its income on charitable activities.
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