Tag Archives: William Shawcross

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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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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