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Oxfam director attacks Acevo and NCVO for 'toothless' response to public criticism of charities 1

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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A charity that publicly claimed Victorian Prime Minister William Gladstone would not have supported Ukip, was in breach of the Commission’s rules on political campaigning, the regulator said today.

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