Changes to the Charity Commission

News, comment and analysis on changes and cuts to the Charity Commission.

The Charity Commission

Charity Commission's new regulatory framework places greater responsibility on trustees

New document emphasises prevention of problems and a focus on 'serious risk'

Charity Commission chief executive Sam Younger

We aim to make the sector more self-reliant, says Charity Commission

Chief executive Sam Younger launches strategic plan for next three years

Charity Commission

Charity Commission wants umbrella bodies to get involved in regulation

Annual public meeting of the regulator, which is facing cuts of a third to its budget, hears chair Dame Suzi Leather say she wants charities to be more self-reliant

Charity Commission

Charity Commission spent £1.7m on severance costs, latest accounts reveal

Regulator publishes both its resource accounts and annual report today

Chris Priestley

Is sector reputation at risk?

Charity Commission says it will only investigate cases of 'serious and systemic risk'

Charity Commission

Charity Commission plans peer-review service

Scheme will use sector professionals as consultants on the governance of other charities

Charity Commission

Charity Commission outsources complaint review work

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution and Complaint Handling & Investigation Associates will replace the commission's own independent complaints reviewer

Charity Commission

Analysis: The Charity Commission's plan to save £8m

Kaye Wiggins lays out its proposals for the future, asks its chair, Dame Suzi Leather, to explain them, and examines how they relate to a consultation with stakeholders and research on public attitudes

Dame Suzi Leather

Interview: Dame Suzi Leather

The chair of the Charity Commission's talks about how priorities have changed as a result of budget cuts and a strategic review

Charity Commission

Charity Commission 'will focus on core regulatory role'

Report on its strategic review says investigations should concentrate on serious risks and provision of one-to-one advice should shift to sector umbrella bodies

Board meetings cancelled

Charity Commission suspends open board meetings

No one came to its last meeting in Liverpool

Louise Richards, director of policy and campaigns, IoF

Charity Commission should charge registration or membership fees, says Institute of Fundraising

The watchdog should also concentrate on regulation rather than advice, says the institute's response to consultation

Kevin Broad, secretary of the London brand of the PCSU's Charity Commission committee

Cuts 'will mean an increase in charity fraud'

Public and Commercial Services Union says Charity Commission 'has only scratched the surface of wrongdoing'

Dame Suzi Leather

How should the Charity Commission cope with less money?

'Focus energies, improve accountability, lay off the PR', say experts

Charity Commission chief executive Sam Younger

Charity Commission goes for a fundamental review

Regulator consults on plans to cut a quarter of its spending

Charity Commission

Charity Commission budget will fall by more than a quarter over four years

Chancellor's comprehensive spending review means business as usual is "simply not an option," says Dame Suzi Leather

Bonfire of the quangos

Sector bodies fall victim to the bonfire of the quangos

Commission for the Compact, the Office for Civil Society Advisory Body and Capacitybuilders are among the organisations to be axed


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