Tag Archives: Charity Commission for England and Wales

John Hayes MP was 109 days early


When John Hayes claimed that on the 5th January 2019 he was starting work for a Charitable Foundation and that he would promote their charitable work for a £1,333 a day it raised a number of questions for several people … Continue reading

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Where is the fault, Charity, Funders or Charity Commission?


According to the latest Charity Commission press release published on 9th April “Garden Bridge project was a ‘failure for charity’ that risks undermining public trust”. The truth is that one can point in at least four directions as the source … Continue reading

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Charity Commission faces a big challenge


In the last 8 months two charities have been judged by the Charity Commission as having broken laws regarding political campaigning including those set out by the Conservative led coalition Government to prevent charities getting involved in politics. When the … Continue reading

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A small silver lining in a cloudy sky


The current challenges facing the charitable sector from the Government are significant. The way in which the problems affecting a small number of charities who work outside of the UK has been handled indicates where the Government is focused. They … Continue reading

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A tough start for an important new role


This press release which announces that the Tory Peer, Baroness Tina Stowell is the proposed new Chair for the Charity Commission makes no reference to any experience that she has of working with Charities. In fact the press release is … Continue reading

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Where does charity begin?


A number of MPs over recent years have challenged charities for making high payments to senior workers. I have written several times on this blog about such attacks. Most of these challenges have come from right wing MPs whose challenge … Continue reading

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Charity Commission ignores best practice


The way in which the Charity Commission operates should act as an exemplar for the charities it regulates. This means that its board members should reflect the agencies that the Commission serves. Over many years I have written blogs about … Continue reading

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