(Immediate release 3 November 2010)
Charity trustees have been invited to share their views on the Charity Commission’s future.
The call comes after the regulator’s funding was cut by 33% in real terms as part of the government’s review of public spending. The Commission has announced that the cuts are likely to lead to a loss of 140 full time equivalent posts.
In the latest edition of its newsletter, CC News, the Commission invites trustees to take part in an online consultation launched in October as part of a strategic review.
Dame Suzi Leather, Charity Commission chair, said:
“I urge trustees to have their say on how charities are regulated in the years ahead. As the people ultimately responsible for running charities, trustees have a direct interest in the future of the Commission. The strategic review is likely to see the Commission changing quite considerably and it is important that process is informed by the needs and concerns of trustees.”
The consultation, which is available online, asks respondents to say which they consider are the key risks facing the charitable sector over the next five years and to identify what the Commission’s regulatory focus and priorities should be.
CC News 32, which is issued to all trustees, also reminds readers that the Commission’s services will be available online only by 2012.
It asks all charities to ensure they have given the Commission an email address through which to receive CC News and contact the Commission.
The online consultation closes on 14 January 2011.
The autumn edition of CC News, which is now published quarterly, also includes an update on the latest public trust and confidence survey, explains what the new Equality Act means for charities and summarises lessons from the Commission’s compliance work in 2009-10.
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