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Charity Commission opens consultation on new powers to disqualify trustees

24 May 2016 | Emily Corfe

The Charity Commission has opened a consultation to gauge the sector’s opinions on its new power to disqualify trustees.

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Charles Byrne

Charles Byrne, director of fundraising at Royal British Legion, has been appointed the charity’s new director general.

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The Cabinet Office has published a timetable for introducing new powers for the Charity Commission from the new Charities Act.

Who’s Moving: All the latest movers in the charity sector

Acevo, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Sense and more announce their latest movers.

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Trustees of a charity that repeatedly failed to file its accounts with the Charity Commission were in breach of their legal duties, the regulator said today.

To encourage the sector’s HR Directors to offer opportunities to younger people is not in any way undervaluing the importance and significance of older workers.

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Baroness Pitkeathley expected to chair House of Lords committee on charities

The House of Lords is expected to approve a motion to create a select committee to consider issues related to the charity sector next week and will appoint Baronness Pitkeathley as its chair.

'Commission cannot be trusted with warnings power', says lawyer

A case in which the Charity Commission provided contradictory advice to a charity over more than 20 years shows the Commission cannot be trusted with a new power to give formal warnings, a lawyer involved in the case has said.

Commission's poor handling of a case amounted to 'maladministration', says ombudsman

The Charity Commission’s handling of a case over more than 20 years was “so poor as to amount to maladministration”, according to an ombudsman’s report published this week.

Regulators outline plans to require professional advisers to report on more matters

The three UK charity regulators have opened a joint consultation on a revised list of “significant matters” that auditors and independent examiners must report.

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