Tag Archives: Charity Commission for England and Wales

The need for politics to step back


After 5 years of the chairmanship of the Charity Commission by Tory supporting William Shawcross, a man whose knowledge of social and overseas need based charities was clearly non existent when he took office we need a new broom to … Continue reading

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The need to look in more than one place


The behaviour of candidates at the General Election last month has been under scrutiny by a Government body as part of its efforts to check up on charities and a number of issues have been identified as needing improvement. However … Continue reading

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Has the Charity Commission sold out?


Every few days the e-news from the Charity Commission appears in my in box offering a range of information. Sometimes it relates to reports on charities that have gone off the rails and are being investigated, sometimes they provide a … Continue reading

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A warm but cautious welcome


In warmly welcoming the appointment of Helen Stephenson to the role of Chief Executive of the Charity Commission it is vital to ensure that what looks like a small but significant step forward is not the only Swallow of the … Continue reading

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What is the regulated period?


One of the problems for all MPs today is that they are faced with voting for a U turn on at least two of the Acts that they voted into law while David Cameron was Prime Minister. No doubt there … Continue reading

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The truth will out


“First, let me pay tribute to the extraordinary work charities do in Britain. We have 165,000 charities in England and Wales working to: improve our health, education and the environment; care for animals; support the arts or provide international aid. … Continue reading

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A speech that has not changed society


Inviting a powerful and influential person to be guest speaker at an Annual General Meeting or to open a Spring Fair or Harvest Supper is a well tried template for improving the profile of your organisation. People on the fringes … Continue reading

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