Tag Archives: Charity Commission for England and Wales

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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Good news for Shawcross and Patel


Its not too difficult when trawling through newspapers and online magazines to find comments by (mostly Conservative) MPs and (Conservative Party supporter) William Shawcross, the Chairman of the Charity Commission which criticise the level of pay which charities award to … Continue reading

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Commission needs an experienced CEO


The Chief Executive of the Charity Commission will have completed her three year contract this Summer and is not intending to stay on according to the press releases and articles such as this one. The fact is that that the … Continue reading

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A predictable end to a sad tale


A few months ago I wrote about the abject failure by William Shawcross, Chair of the Charity Commission and Rob Wilson, Minister for Civil Society to offer Claire Dove, at that time a board member of the Charity Commission a … Continue reading

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Regulator lacking peripheral vision


The potential impact of the outcome of the EU referendum on charities appears to have passed the Charity Commission by. The Commission did deliberate over the position that Charities could take when it came to campaigning ahead of the referendum … Continue reading

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A regulator, desperately out of touch


The name Claire Dove will probably not be familiar to most people reading this piece. She is described on one website as a key player in the social enterprise movement and since the early 1980’s has led the Blackburne House … Continue reading

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