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Shawcross reappointed as chair of the Charity Commission

29 Jan 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, has reappointed William Shawcross as chair of Charity Commission for a second three-year term.

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Shawcross reappointed as chair of the Charity Commission

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