Charity Commission sets date for public meeting

28 Jul 2020 News

Baroness Stowell, chair of the Charity Commission

The Charity Commission will hold its annual public meeting on 1 October.

The meeting, which is open to all members of the public and representatives of civil society, will be held remotely on Zoom. It will also be broadcast live from the regulator’s YouTube channel.

The annual event is part of the Commission’s commitment to accountability and transparency.

Virtual audience

Baroness Stowell, the chair of the Charity Commission, will host the meeting near the regulator's offices in Liverpool, along with chief executive Helen Stephenson and other directors, according to a statement.

People can apply to be part of a virtual audience online, which will have the chance to put questions to the panel.

Anyone who wants to be part of the audience should email [email protected]

Past speakers

At the Commission’s public meeting last year, held in Bristol, Baroness Stowell warned that charities were not “delivering their full potential” and could no longer rely on the public giving them the “benefit of the doubt”. 

Earlier this month the Commission published its annual report and outlined new performance standards for the year ahead. It also revealed plans to launch a new online register of charities in the coming year. 

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