The Charity Commission’s powers to intervene in the affairs of a charity where trustee shortcomings have become apparent, or defaults have occurred or are threatened, were meaningfully increased by the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016. However, at the same time the resources of the Charity Commission were being reduced by cutbacks in government spending which significantly reduced the practical ability of the Charity Commission to regulate charities’ affairs; and the Commission has continued to attract criticism for its failure to prevent scandals such as those which have occurred within Kid’s Company and Oxfam, amongst others.
This webinar will look at:
the powers of the Charity Commission to regulate the operation of charities and to intervene in their management, as set out in the Charities Act 2011 and augmented under the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016
the potential impact of the use of such powers
some of the criticisms which have been levelled at the Charity Commission for its failures to respond adequately to scandals or to take preventative action in the first place, and steps which the Commission has taken to address problems which have come to its attention within charities