Tag Archives: William Shawcross

A warm but cautious welcome


In warmly welcoming the appointment of Helen Stephenson to the role of Chief Executive of the Charity Commission it is vital to ensure that what looks like a small but significant step forward is not the only Swallow of the … Continue reading

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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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Lets see a real change


It seems hard to consider medium term planning at a national level when there is still no clarity on the Brexit arrangements, even though Article 50 is due to be enacted in the next 6 weeks and with the constant … 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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