23 January 2018

Sir John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said: “It’s excellent news that the Government is providing an additional £5m a year to fund the vital work of the Charity Commission. Given the immense value of the charity sector for government and  society, this small investment in regulation provides a huge return to us all.

“It is clear the Charity Commission needs funding to carry out its important work. We recognise this, but were concerned by recent suggestions that the Government might seek to siphon off donations given to specific causes and charities, whether large or small, to pay for regulation; we would consider that a retrograde step. That is why we recently laid out a range of practical alternatives – including modest increases in Government support - which would raise much needed funds and help the Commission achieve its objectives.

“As always, we are committed to working with the Commission to help them secure the future of the whole charity sector and build the public trust which underpins so much work for the greater good.”


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