Commission and Acevo unite for contracting guide

The Charity Commission and chief executives body Acevo are set to produce joint guidance on contracting with the public sector.

The development follows talks between the two organisations to resolve their differences over the regulator's interpretation of its Stand and Deliver survey of charities providing public services.

The chief executives and chairs of the organisations, the commission's Andrew Hind and Dame Suzi Leather and Acevo's Stephen Bubb and John Low, met to discuss the regulator's claim that only 26 per cent of service-delivering charities felt free from funder pressure.

Acevo called for a public correction of what it called a misleading interpretation of the survey.

The two sides agreed to differ on the survey, but will discuss producing a guide to managing public service delivery contracts.

"We have agreed to put that one behind us and move on with the essentials of having good funding and good contracts," said Bubb, who described the meeting as helpful.

The news comes as Nick Aldridge, deputy chief executive of Acevo, revealed he was leaving the organisation after five years to become chief executive of MissionFish UK, which handles charity donations for auction website eBay.

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