New powers for the Charity Commission under consultation & debate. Whatever the outcome, I suspect it isn't going to help with ongoing trustee recruitment challenges!
Charity representative bodies have told the Charity Commission that they have serious concerns about its draft guidance for the use of its power to issue official warnings. The consultation closes today, and the power is due to come into effect on 1 November, but sector bodies have urged the Commission to think again about aspects of the guidance and provide greater clarity, in their submissions. NCVO, the Association of Charitable Foundations, Charity Finance Group, Charity Law Association and Directory of Social Change have all urged the Commission to be clearer about when it will use its power, lengthen the 14-day notice period before it can be implemented, and should pull back from the default position that warning should be published, and remain on the Commission’s website for two years.