Public trust in charities at an all-time low, reveals Charity Commission research
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Public trust in charities at an all-time low, reveals Charity Commission research 1

28 Jun 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

There has been a “significant” decrease in the public’s trust and confidence in charities, and the sector is now less trusted than the ordinary man in the street, according to a report published today by the Charity Commission.

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