Charity Commission to get £9m funding boost and new powers to tackle tax avoidance and terrorism
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Charity Commission to get £9m funding boost and new powers to tackle tax avoidance and terrorism

22 Oct 2014 | David Ainsworth

The Charity Commission will receive £9m of extra funding over the next three years, as well as new powers to bar trustees and shut down charities, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.

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