Stephen Cook

Contributing Editor, Third Sector
Commission has a 'disproportionate focus on Muslim charities', says Baroness Warsi

Commission has a 'disproportionate focus on Muslim charities', says Baroness Warsi

The Conservative peer says this has happened since William Shawcross took over as chair in 2012; the regulator refutes the claim and says it does not recognise the figures quoted by Warsi

How a tragedy led to crisis and rebellion at the NCT

How a tragedy led to crisis and rebellion at the NCT

The tragic death in 2015 of a child in a cot co-branded by the National Childbirth Trust sparked a revolt at the charity that is still reverberating. Stephen Cook reports.

Stephen Cook: Cool heads notable by their absence at NCT

Stephen Cook: Cool heads notable by their absence at NCT

The parenting charity's leadership followed highly questionable advice in forcing trustees to resign after the death of a baby in a cot co-branded by the NCT, writes our contributing editor

'Forced out' National Childbirth Trust president re-elected to the post

'Forced out' National Childbirth Trust president re-elected to the post

Seána Talbot has said that she was pressured into resigning last year after the charity co-branded a cot in which a child died in 2015

President of Albert Hall complains about regulator's handling of dispute

President of Albert Hall complains about regulator's handling of dispute

Jon Moynihan has written to the Charity Commission saying the venue has sought to avoid negotiation by media, but is disappointed the latter has shared information with the Telegraph

President of the Royal Albert Hall should resign, says one of his predecessors

President of the Royal Albert Hall should resign, says one of his predecessors

Richard Lyttelton, president of the charity between 2010 and 2011, says the current incumbent, Jon Moynihan, should stand down because of the hall's governance row with the Charity Commission

Albert Hall governance row referred to Attorney-General

Albert Hall governance row referred to Attorney-General

The Charity Commission has asked Jeremy Wright QC to intervene after trying for several years to persuade the hall to change its constitution

Bubb plots the way forward for Charity Futures

Bubb plots the way forward for Charity Futures

A year after stepping down as leader of the charity chief executives body Acevo, Sir Stephen Bubb says his new initiative is starting to take shape

Review of Albert Hall constitution delayed for a year

Review of Albert Hall constitution delayed for a year

This means the dispute with the Charity Commission over governance of the hall will spill over into a 10th year

President of Royal Albert Hall defends 'idiosyncratic' governance structure

President of Royal Albert Hall defends 'idiosyncratic' governance structure

Jon Moynihan says demands for reform from the Charity Commission are 'politically correct' and 'regrettable regulatory overreach'