Charity Commission opens inquiry into sports charity
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Charity Commission opens inquiry into sports charity

28 Jul 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

The Charity Commission has opened an investigation into a sports charity where a father passed on the £210,000-a-year chief executive job to his son.

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Paul Stallard has joined the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association as its first paid chair, succeeding Michael Naidu who has been acting chair since 2008.

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