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Regulator opens investigation and restricts bank transactions at Islamic charity

29 Apr 2016 | Emily Corfe

The Charity Commission has launched a statutory inquiry into Islamic charity, Peacetrail, and restricted the financial transactions it can make, after it was unable to show what it had done with any money it had raised.

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Anna Turley

The Charity Commission has adopted a ‘do as I say not as I do’ policy on charity campaigning, the shadow minister for civil society, Anna Turley, told the House of Commons yesterday.

Asheem Singh

Chief executives’ body Acevo has called on the Cabinet Office and the Charity Commission to change the regulator’s governance set-up, saying the current board has "taken it to the point of not being able to do its primary job".

Gareth Morgan

Current government proposals will prevent many charities from converting to charitable incorporated organisations for nine months of every year, a leading charity academic has warned.

Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.

» Peers propose that all fundraising charities must register with the FRSB

Sarah Pinch, Pinch Point Communications

Each charity should have a plan to protect its reputation and keep itself off the front page of the national newspapers, a communications expert told Trustee Exchange last week.

Commission board 'losing the trust of those they regulate'

Charity sector leaders have warned that the Charity Commission is losing the trust and confidence of the sector and that changes are needed at board level.

Bryn Parry

Help for Heroes co-founder and chief executive Bryn Parry has announced plans to step down at the end of the year, along with co-founder and wife Emma Parry.

CAS

Citizens Advice Scotland has upheld its dismissal of former chief executive Margaret Lynch, following a failed internal appeal by Lynch last week.

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