Buse Commission asks sector to pay for self-regulation

The Government should bear the costs of establishing a framework for the self-regulation of charity fundraising, but the sector should contribute to its ongoing running, according to proposals announced by the Buse Commission.

The commission was set up by the Institute of Fundraising last summer to advise on how to implement the Strategy Unit's recommendation that the sector should regulate its fundraising practices.

The suggestion that the sector should contribute to the running costs of the scheme - around £35 a year for each member charity - has met resistance from the institute, but the Charities Aid Foundation accepts the sector should chip in. "It is reasonable to expect a contribution, the question really is how much that should be," said CAF's policy director Simon Hebditch.

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