Tag Archives: Charity Commission for England and Wales

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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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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