Amidst the balderdash, bureaucracy and blocking that passes for government these days, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and its Chair, Margaret Hodge MP, have become something of the nation's conscience. This week Margaret Hodge is reported by Third Sector magazine as suggesting the Charity Commission could be scrapped. At the very least she has said … Continue reading Time’s up for the Charity Commission as we know it. But I’m just a donor so what do I know.
Charities should be often seen and loudly heard.
Respected Times columnist, Libby Purves, took aim last week at the campaigning work of charities (see article (pay-wall)). As did Chris Snowdon, a fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), who wrote this piece in CITYA.M. Both appear to share a romanticised view of charity in which charities would be better 'seen and not heard.' And through a soft-focus lens at … Continue reading Charities should be often seen and loudly heard.