13 Sep 2016
Charity Commission opens investigation into youth charity that ignored advice on conflicts of interest
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a young people’s charity over concerns about conflicts of interest and about how it managed its property.
Look around the table at the board meetings of many charities, and one familiar element will stare back at you; experience. Experience often comes hand-in-hand with age, but not necessarily.
Labour’s cunning plan to force public schools to prove they provide public benefit has failed, says Stephen Lloyd.
The Charity Commission is to stop carrying out regulatory compliance investigations, the type of inquiry it conducted into the charity operated by Liam Fox MP and his friend Adam Werritty last year.
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 Independent Schools Council was the real winner of the Upper Tribunal hearing into public benefit of private schools, no matter how others might spin it, says Tania Mason.
The Upper Tribunal’s judgment in the public benefit case should not be seen as a victory for the Independent Schools Council, some sector commentators have said.
The Independent Schools Council has voiced its “delight” at today’s ruling by the Upper Tribunal on its judicial review of the Charity Commission’s public benefit guidance.
Independent schools should not lose their charitable status if they do not meet the Charity Commission’s expectations on public benefit, the courts have decided.
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