Charity Commission board member breached code of conduct, sector leaders say
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Charity Commission board member breached code of conduct, sector leaders say 3

7 Apr 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

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.

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Charity Commission board member breached code of conduct, sector leaders say

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Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO

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

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”.

National Trust criticised over prices on front page of The Times

The National Trust has been criticised on the front page of The Times for increasing its prices for pensioners.

‘Trust in charities is so stale that one big story could destroy it’

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 story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

Charity Commission sign (image credit Fergus Burnett)

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.

Mind to speak to Stephen Fry over comments; youth charity closes over funding; £5m gift aid fraud

Our regular round-up of the top stories about charities in the mainstream media.

Bryn Parry

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.

 Didier Drogba Foundation under investigation following Daily Mail accusations

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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