Tag Archives: Charity Commission

It is time for the Charity Commission to advise Parliament


A few days ago I went out shopping for some last minute Christmas gifts and bumped into a local Councillor who has played an important role in ensuring that the Labour Party avoids falling into too many pot holes in … Continue reading

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Lessons for Government bodies from a charity survey


Back in July the Charity Commission published the results of a piece of research which they commissioned Populus to do in trying to understand what behavioural factors will increase the publics confidence in charities. The information is published here and … Continue reading

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Tina has promised to listen to charities


The first speech by the new Chair of the Charity Commission took place yesterday at the NCVO annual conference. The full text is available here. As part of the speech Baroness Tina Stowell made a number of statements which providing … Continue reading

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Charity Commission must explain itself


On Friday the Charity Commission published this document which comprises a few words of text and 12 spreadsheets, each of which covers a month of their expenditure that exceeds £25,000. They are doing so in the interests of transparency. As … 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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Front Row needs to educate MPs and Union Reps and the rest of us!


Last night on Radio 4, Front Row focused on a subject which in one sense is at the heart of the Arts provision in the UK. In doing so the interview by Samira Ahmed with three very well connected people including … 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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