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Create a tradeable market for charity ‘debt instruments’, parliamentary group hears 8

14 Apr 2016 | Finance | Alice Sharman

A market should be created to allow investors to buy and sell charity "debt instruments", the chief finance officer of transport charity HCT told a parliamentary group heard yesterday.

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Commission board 'losing the trust of those they regulate'

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