Third Sector have commented on BWB's involvement in a joint submission to a group of MP's scrutinising the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill.

The claim made in the joint submission points to the disproportionate use by the Charity Commission of its proposed power to issue official warnings to charities, it is warned that this could undermine public confidence in the sector. There is a fear that the current provisions within the Bill lack sufficient safeguards over the new powers it would grant the regulator.

It also calls for charities that receive warnings to be able to appeal to the charity tribunal, which would not be available under the bill as proposed, and says the current option of judicial review is "an expensive, protracted route to challenging the commission’s decision".

BWB are joined in this joint submission by Acevo, the Charity Finance Group, the Association of Charitable Foundations and Bond, the training and publishing body the Directory of Social Change.

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Posted on 17/12/2015 in BWB In The Media

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