Charity Commission board is unrepresentative and 'gravely compromised' says Acevo

Charity Commission board is unrepresentative and 'gravely compromised' says Acevo

31 May 2016 | Governance | Kirsty Weakley

Acevo, the infrastructure body for charity chief executives, has said the Charity Commission board has "never been less representative of the sector" and said that the regulator’s governance has been “gravely compromised”.


Charity Commission board is unrepresentative and 'gravely compromised' says Acevo

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