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Charity Commission should ‘avoid the temptation to look tough’ when it starts disqualifying trustees

24 Aug 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

Other infrastructure bodies have joined NCVO in raising concerns about how the Charity Commission might disqualify people from being trustees, in their responses to the regulator's consultation on the power.

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Charity Commission should ‘avoid the temptation to look tough’ when it starts disqualifying trustees

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