Tag Archives: Charity Commission

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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The problem with leadership


In the same week that Douglas Carswell has been filmed and interviewing calling for a change at the helm of UKIP, the Charity Commission has published a paper arguing that organisations (Charities in their case) must avoid allowing a dominant … Continue reading

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Paternalism and hindsight


Whilst experts and the opinionated pore over the lessons to be learned from the demise of Kids Company in terms of what the charity did right or wrong, the real challenge for all of us is how to ensure society can … Continue reading

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