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Consultation on official warnings to charities and trustees

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Consultation on the Charity Commission’s proposed approach to using the new statutory power to issue official warnings to charities and trustees.


Consultation description

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 gives the Charity Commission a new power to issue an official warning to a trustee or to a charity when it considers that there has been a breach of trust or duty, or other misconduct or mismanagement in the charity.

This is similar to powers that many other regulators have. It will supplement the commission’s existing powers for dealing with wrongdoing in charities, and will enable the commission to act in a targeted and more proportionate way.

The commission wants to seek views on how it proposes to use this new power and welcomes responses from charities, professional advisers, members of the public, other regulators or public bodies that exercise similar powers and anyone with an interest in the charity sector. This will help the commission to shape the approach it takes.