Tag Archives: Charity Commission

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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Charities under threat


As I have written previously, the Conservative Party in Parliament, largely at odds with the rest of the Party in local Council settings seems to mistrust and even dislike the charitable sector. They fully understand the benefit of being associated … Continue reading

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Charity Commission is spinning


Last week the Charity Commission issued a press release which stated “The public and charities overwhelmingly support new powers for the Charity Commission to regulate charities, new independent research published today shows. As new legislation to strengthen the regulator’s powers … Continue reading

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Who moved the goal posts?


Charities are an ancient form of organisational governance, that were formed long before the modern form of Government in which all of us are entitled to vote, and the predate the welfare state by several centuries. Some of us have … Continue reading

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