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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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Tribunal case is based on a hypothetical question, admits Attorney General

The point of law that the Charity Tribunal is clarifying this week in a four-day hearing on benevolent funds, involving at least eight barristers and several more solicitors, is a hypothetical question, counsel for the Attorney General has admitted.

Dominic Fox, chief executive, Association of Charitable Organisations

The Association of Charitable Organisations has criticised the Charity Commission for forcing its members to waste time and money on the Charity Tribunal case being heard in London this week.

Attorney General Dominic Grieve

A cohort of benevolent funds will appear before the Upper Tribunal this week to argue that they provide services to a sufficiently wide range of people to pass the public benefit test.

Sir Richard Lambert, chair of Big Society Trust

Former CBI director-general Sir Richard Lambert has been chosen to chair the Big Society Trust, the holding company charged with ensuring that Big Society Capital stays true to its mission.

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

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

Conservative peer Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts has been chosen to lead the government’s review of the Charities Act 2006.

Culture Secretary raises concerns about Health Lottery

The new Health Lottery is facing investigations into both its advertising and general structure, after the Culture Secretary voiced concerns about whether it might erode other charitable income.

Liam Fox MP

MPs from both sides of the House took the Charity Commission to task over its handling of the Atlantic Bridge affair yesterday, with Conservatives accusing the regulator of bias against right-leaning organisations and Labour saying it was not tough enough.

Dame Suzi Leather, chair of the Charity Commission

The Conservative chair of the Public Administration Select Committee used the Charity Commission’s evidence session before the Committee yesterday to grill Commission chair Dame Suzi Leather about her personal views on the charitable status of public schools.

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