Regulator ‘rapid response unit’ for charity campaigning concerns

The Charity Commission has set up a “rapid response case handling system” to follow up on reported concerns about campaigning activities of charities. The unit will evaluate cases in the run-up to the general election next year, and these will be reviewed after the election to see if Commission guidance on charity campaigning (CC9) might need changing.

Further coverage, including some sector reaction, on Civil Society Media http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/18600/.

The Charity Commission (England and Wales) has issued a statement clarifying that charities should have confidence in the current guidance, https://www.gov.uk/government/news/commission-clarification-on-campaigning-guidance.