Charity Commission opens inquiry into Kurdish Community Centre in north London

In 2013 the regulator imposed an action plan on the charity, requiring it to ensure that materials appearing to support a banned terrorist group were removed from its premises

Kurdish Community Centre
Kurdish Community Centre

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into the Kurdish Community Centre after it failed to introduce steps to ensure materials supporting a banned terrorist group were removed from its premises.  

The regulator put in place an action plan at the north London-based charity in August 2013 that included measures to ensure removal of the materials and to introduce robust controls for managing the charity’s activities and the use of its premises.

The inquiry into the charity, which supports people from the Kurdish community, refugees and asylum seekers, was opened on 19 February.

The commission said in a statement that the charity had not fully implemented the action plan. It said: "The inquiry will examine the administration and governance of the charity, including its financial management and the trustees’ compliance with legal duties and responsibilities, and ensure compliance with the action plan."

The charity’s entry on the commission’s website shows that it had an income of £104,000 in the year to March 2014 and £105,000 in the year to March 2013. However, it has so far failed to file its accounts for these two years, with its accounts for March 2013 now 420 days overdue.

The charity could not be reached for comment.

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