William Shawcross, chair, Charity Commission
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Commission: ‘We share more data with other agencies than they share with us’

17 Dec 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

William Shawcross told politicians yesterday that the Charity Commission shares more information with other agencies, including HMRC, than it receives in return and that he would like more information to come the regulator’s way.

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I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

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