Commission to receive extra funding

The Charity Commission is in negotiations with the Office of the Third Sector to secure extra funding for the regulator's role in the licensing of public fundraising collections.

The Office of the Third Sector has confirmed that the commission will be given extra money to run the programme. A spokeswoman said she could not say how long negotiations have been taking place, when they were due to end or the amount the commission was likely to receive.

A Charity Commission spokeswoman said: "We continue to be in discussion with the OTS on a number of matters regarding charitable collections."

Commission chief executive Andrew Hind recently voiced concerns that last year's funding settlement from government was not sufficient to cover its growing workload (Third Sector, 2 April). The regulator's chair Dame Suzi Leather also spoke out over "clear difficulties over resourcing" (Third Sector, 30 January).

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