'Shaming of the charity chiefs': How the national press covered the MPs' report on fundraising practices

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee document has attracted wide coverage in today's national media

Newspaper coverage of the PACAC report
Newspaper coverage of the PACAC report

The Daily Mail covered the story on its front page, under the headline "Shaming of the charity chiefs". The newspaper questioned in its leader column whether charity bosses deserved one last chance to put their house in order. 

The Daily Telegraph also carried a front-page story, which said that charities were in the "last-chance saloon after funds scandal". Its leader column warned that the well of public trust and goodwill from which charities drank used to run over, but was now running dry. 

The Times's story, under the headline "Biggest charities are still hounding donors, say MPs" (subscription required), said trustees must take proper control of charities or new regulations would be introduced. The newspaper's leader column said that many of Britain's charities were a credit to the country but the sector's culture must change

The Sun, which covered the story under the headline "Chugger off", said that charities had been given one last chance to stop aggressively targeting vulnerable donors. 

The Guardian's story said the charity bosses who allowed "scandalous fundraising methods" to be used were either "incompetent or wilfully blind".

The Guardian's article, written by the Press Association, has been used by many local newspapers today. 

BBC News reported that charities' fundraising activities "could be controlled by law unless a new voluntary regulator succeeds in cleaning up the sector".

The Financial Times said that charities sere "partly to blame for a series of fundraising scandals" (subscription required). 

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