New Sorp-making body for UK charities is formed

Helen Warrell

The Charity Commission has announced that it will join with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator to form a new Sorp-making body for UK charities.

The coalition's opening move will be to restructure the Statement of Recommended Practice Committee so that it better represents the diversity of the voluntary sector nationwide. It will also advertise posts for the Sorp Committee for the first time.

"Working with OSCR, we want to ensure greater transparency in the appointment process," said Andrew Hind, chief executive of the commission. "We should also take a more active role in explaining the Sorp-making process."

The recruitment process will start with adverts being placed in The Times Public Agenda section on 29 September and later in the sector press.

Jane Ryder, chief executive of OSCR, commented that her organisation's role as official statutory regulator for Scotland was a welcome opportunity to play "an even closer role" in developing the Sorp.

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