Lords charities committee 'to make 100 recommendations'

21 Mar 2017 News

House of Lords chamber

The House of Lords Committee on Charities will make 100 recommendations in its final report, which is due to be published on Sunday. 

Baroness Pitkeathley, chair of the committee, said yesterday at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Charities and Volunteering that the committee will recommend 100 changes to strengthen the charity sector, and its law and regulation, and that she would be discussing issues raised the next APPG meeting.

The committee was set up in May last year to examine the sustainability of the charity sector. 

It took a wide range of written and oral evidence from regulators, government, umbrella bodies, individual charities, and representatives from the technology sector. 

Issues raised in evidence sessions included social investment, the sector’s relationship with the government, governance of the Charity Commission and lack of technology skills in the sector.

During the course of the committee’s investigation the Office for Civil Society – the government department responsible for charity policy moved from the Cabinet Office to the Department for Culture Media and Sport. 

Civil Society News will have comprehensive coverage of the report and reaction to it on Monday morning.


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