The Cup Trust and the Charity Commission
The Cup Trust controversy has led to criticism of the Charity Commission and raised the question of giving it stronger powers.
The Charity Commission could end up paying the managers but says the indemnities are in the public interest
After a review, the regulator has ruled that two decisions relating to its inquiry into the trust should remain in place
After a hearing at the High Court, the tribunal says there is 'overwhelming public interest' in the Charity Commission continuing its inquiry into the controversial charity
Charity Commission barrister Ben Jaffey tells the charity tribunal there was evidence of mismanagement and misconduct because of conflicts of interest
In response to a critical report by the Public Accounts Committee, the commission defends its decision to register the tax-avoidance scheme
Responding to a Public Accounts Committee report, Sam Younger says the commission has been 'too reticent', but needs stronger powers for serious cases
Barrister for Mounstar PTC, the corporate trustee of the tax-avoidance vehicle, tells the charity tribunal that a statutory inquiry and an interim manager are over-reactions
Michelle Russell, its head of investigations and enforcement, tells the charity tribunal that information from HM Revenue & Customs about the trust was 'the last straw'
Charity tribunal hearing hears Matthew Jenner admit that the motivation was to set up a tax-avoidance scheme that would give to charity
The lawyer representing the trust argues that the commission took the decision because of criticism it received from the Public Accounts Committee
Tax-avoidance vehicle is appealing against the Charity Commission's decision to launch a statutory inquiry and appoint an interim manager
The accounts of the tax avoidance vehicle say it disagrees with HM Revenue & Customs and the matter is likely to be settled in the tribunal or court
If you want more bang from the Charity Commission, you have to give it more bucks, says Bernard Jenkin, chair of the Public Administration Select Committee
Regulator disputes claim by Public Accounts Committee that there are as many as 50 similar tax-avoidance schemes in the sector
The Public Accounts Committee, chaired by Margaret Hodge MP, says the regulator lacks rigour and plans a further investigation into whether it is fit for purpose
But the regulator's chief executive tells the Charity Finance Group annual conference he is still more in favour of 'self-reliance' than 'suffocating regulation'
Mountstar PTC, the organisation's corporate trustee, has been directed by Judge Nicholas Warren to make the reasons for its appeal to the charity tribunal more clear
The regulator's handling of the Cup Trust scandal showed a lack of bravery and leadership, Sir Stuart Etherington will tell charity conference
The regulator decided to act in light of new information from HM Revenue & Customs, says Michelle Russell, head of investigations at the commission
- Cup Trust spent £97k in past year, its latest annual return shows
- Law firm 'regrets' advising the Cup Trust's corporate trustee
- Charity Commission chair to give evidence on Cup Trust to committee of MPs
- Charity Commission refuses to release Cup Trust correspondence
- Charity Commission 'hopelessly equipped' to investigate tax avoidance schemes, says ex-employee
- Cup Trust's expenditure dropped to zero in past year
The Charity Commission has made some mistakes in its handling of the case but it is not entirely to blame, says our columnist
The lawyer Ted Powell asks whether the fingers of blame are pointing in the right direction
Sir Stuart Etherington's criticism of the Charity Commission is endorsed by some, but not all
The watchdog's difficulties over the case have brought it to a low point, writes Stephen Cook
The Cup Trust controversy has led to criticism of the charity regulator and raised the question of giving it stronger powers. David Ainsworth reports
It has associated the sector with tax avoidance and made the authorities look toothless, writes Stephen Cook
It appears to be an attempt to use charitable status for tax avoidance, says Caron Bradshaw of the Charity Finance Group
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