Bubb: 'Overzealous' regulatory approach to Muslim charities harming fight against terror
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Bubb: 'Overzealous' regulatory approach to Muslim charities harming fight against terror

27 Mar 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Acevo's chief executive has warned that an "overzealous" approach by regulators is harming, rather than helping, the fight against terror.

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Bubb: 'Overzealous' regulatory approach to Muslim charities harming fight against terror

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The government yesterday accepted most of a Parliamentary committee’s recommendations on a bill to give the Charity Commission more powers, but rejected its call to give NGOs greater protection from terrorism legislation.

Charity accused of supporting a terrorist group under investigation

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a charity which failed to complete an action plan including steps to remove materials from its premises that appeared to support a “proscribed terrorist group”.

Paula Sussex, chief executive, Charity Commission

Less than a third of charities report acceptably on public benefit and less than two thirds produced acceptable accounts over the last two years, a Charity Commission survey of its register has found.

Commission investigates Christian charity over misappropriation of funds

The Charity Commission is investigating a Christian charity over concerns relating to the repossession of the charity’s property and subsequent litigation and costs incurred by trustees.

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Plan UK

Global children’s charity Plan UK has said it will absorb Street Kids International UK (Ski UK) "to expand their work in helping some of the world’s poorest young people fulfil their potential”.

Trustee guidance 'overwhelmingly welcomed' despite umbrella criticism, says Commission

Most respondents to a consultation have backed Charity Commission guidance on the role of the trustee, the regulator said in an analysis published today.

Charity investigated over £1.7m losses in US property

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a Jewish charity over concerns that investments in property in the USA have resulted in losses of £1.7m to the charity.

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