Policy paper

Charities and public service delivery: parliamentary briefing

Parliamentary briefing of October 2007 presents the findings of a Charity Commission consultation with 3,800 charities.

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The consultation responses suggest that charities which provide public services are likely to experience undue pressure on their independence, finances and purposes.

If asked to deliver public services, charity trustees should:

  • stay independent and not be influenced by funders
  • stick to the mission in hand and not stray from their original aims
  • always act in the best interest of their charity
Published 1 October 2007