Criticism of charities not a coherent campaign, says former commission board member Andrew Purkis

Andrew Purkis
Andrew Purkis

Criticism of campaigning by charities is not a coherent campaign so much as frustration by politicians at the obstacles charities put in their way, according to the former Charity Commission board member Andrew Purkis. "Charities got right up the noses of some members of the coalition government who felt that the bleat, bleat, bleat of charities was undermining their project of deficit reduction," he told a London audience.

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