The Charity Commission has launched a consultation on how it should cut its spending by a third after the government’s announcement that its budget would be cut from £29.3 million to £21.3 million by 2014/15.
The consultation asks whether:
- The commission should adopt a light-touch approach to registering charities
- It should investigate charities only where large amounts of money are at risk
- It should stop giving one-to-one advice to individual charities.
This is the first stage of a review process by the Charity Commission and the changes will be place from May 2011.
For more information on the consultation, which closes on 14 January 2011, visit www.charitycommissionreview.blogspot.com.