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Oxfam director attacks Acevo and NCVO for 'toothless' response to public criticism of charities

27 May 2016 | Emily Corfe

Bodies like Acevo and NCVO have failed to provide proper leadership and lacked a concerted response in defending charities from public criticism, Oxfam's director of communications said this week.

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Oxfam director attacks Acevo and NCVO for 'toothless' response to public criticism of charities

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Liberal Democrat Peer Lord William Wallace

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Britain's canals are now under the management of the Canal & River Trust

The Charity Commission yesterday confirmed the registration of the Canal and River Trust as a charity.


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