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Freedom of speech helps charity, and society thrive – but it’s not an absolute right

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As registrar of the 167,000 charities in England and Wales, we are witness every day to the outstanding role these organisations play in bettering society. Charities are at their best when they contribute to civil society by building social cohesion, …

New restrictions on who can run a charity: prepare now for the change

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Nick Mott (Charity Commission Practice and Guidance team).

Nick Mott (Deputy Head of Guidance & Practice) talks about the automatic disqualification rules coming into force on the 1 August 2018, and how you can prepare. Almost anyone can run a charity, but restrictions mean some people are automatically …

Why we need to be an enabling regulator – and what that means for our funding

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Helen Stephenson (Charity Commission CEO).

It’s been 3 months since I started as CEO of the Commission. During that time, I’ve met and listened to staff in the Commission’s four offices, visited trustees, staff and beneficiaries of charities ranging from small community groups to some …

Campaign for all trustees to read The Essential Trustee: one year and 114,000 clicks later

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Graphic showing jigsaw of 6 key trustee duties

It’s a year since we launched the new edition of the Essential Trustee (CC3) and kicked off a campaign to get every trustee to read it. And I wanted to share some reflections on this campaign and our results so …