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Priorities and plans as we emerge from the pandemic

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Charity Commission publishes Annual Report, Business plan and customer survey research. There is much yet to learn about the impact of the pandemic on the charity sector – on charities’ finances, their ways of working, and on the wider economic …

Engaging with controversial or divisive issues - reflections for charities

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People rightly have high expectations of charities, and when their actions cause controversy it is our job to listen carefully to those concerns and take robust action when necessary. So as we conclude the National Trust case today, I’d like …

Barriers to responsible investment - what we learnt from our listening exercise

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3 stacks of coins with small plants growing at the top.

In January, the Charity Commission began a listening exercise to help us understand the barriers that may be preventing some charities from investing their assets in a way that is consistent with their purpose and values. A great deal has …

Recent events have underlined the crucial role of charity in our society, here’s what we will do in 2020-21 to ensure charity can thrive and inspire trust

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Helen Stephenson (Charity Commission CEO).

As the Commission publishes its annual report for 2019-2020, chief executive Helen Stephenson CBE takes stock of the past year, and looks ahead to the regulator’s plans for 2020-21. Reflecting on the year that has passed means starting where it …

Covid-19 highlights the lifeline that charities are to so many – and we are playing our part as regulator

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Helen Stephenson (Charity Commission CEO).

As many thousands of people continue to step outside their homes to go to work each day amid a national lockdown, I am struck by how many of these frontline workers will be employed by charities. Care homes, hospices, specialist …