Today the Government has responded to the Joint Committee report on changes to the disqualification of trustee – their response can be downloaded here.
Update – “In its report published today, the Joint Committee on the Draft Protection of Charities Bill backs proposals to give the Charity Commission more powers to ensure effective regulation of the charity sector. However the Committee is clear that effective safeguards must be in place to ensure charities and their trustees are treated fairly by
Yesterday our Director of Services, Christopher Stacey, gave evidence to the Joint Committee on the Protection of Charities Bill. You can watch the evidence below (the session Unlock takes part in starts from 15.15), or you can follow this link to watch it on the Parliament TV site. Update (January 2015) – Following the oral evidence, we
Last week, the Government published their Draft Protection of Charities Bill, following the consultation they held earlier this year. This paper sets out the Governments plans. We’re continuing to raise a number of issues that we addressed in our consultation response, in relation to how people with convictions are treated.
Following our recent news about the proposed changes by the Charity Commission, we’ve now submitted our response As a charity that exists to support the efforts of people with convictions in moving on positively with their lives, and as an organisation which itself has sought to recruit trustees who themselves have convictions, we are concerned about
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The reason for this email is that we’ve published a document which briefly summarises the plans by the Charity Commission which would, in effect, further restrict the ability of people with unspent convictions from becoming a trustee of a charity. The proposed reforms are detailed in a consultation paper which was launched by the Government