Charity Commission


Charity Commission

The Charity Commission for England and Wales (Welsh: "Comisiwn Elusennau Cymru a Lloegr") is the non-ministerial government department that regulates registered charities in England and Wales.

The Charity Commission answers directly to the UK Parliament and not to Government ministers, and as a result it is often described as a Quango. It is governed by a board, which is assisted by the Chief Executive (currently Andrew Hind) and an executive team.cite web | url=http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/tcc/govframe.asp | title = Governance Framework | publisher= Charity Commission | accessdate=2008-01-21] Suzi Leather, DBE was appointed Chair of the Commission's board on 1 August 2006, after being chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the School Food Trust.cite web | url=http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/tcc/commissioners.asp | title = The Commissioners and Executive Directors | publisher= Charity Commission | accessdate=2008-01-21] Geraldine Peacock, CBE was Chief Charity Commissioner (as previous chairs of the Commission have been known) from 2003 to 2006, and Chair-designate from 8 July 2004 to 2006.

It has four sites in London, Taunton, Liverpool and Newport. There are public terminals at each site except Newport for accessing the Commission's web site. The commission's website lists the latest accounts submitted by charities in England and Wales.

Charities in Scotland are regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and in Northern Ireland are regulated by the Voluntary and Community Unit of the Department for Social Development, part of the Northern Ireland Executive.

A charity that is not subject to registration with the Charity Commission is termed an exempt charity; these organisations are specified in Schedule 2 to the Charities Act 1993. [ [http://www.uk-charities-act-1993.co.uk/s-E Charities Act 1993, Schedule 2] ]

ee also

* Charities Act 2006
* Intelligent Giving - Independent guide to UK charities
* GuideStar - UK and US databases and information on charities

References

External links

* [http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/ Charity Commission for England and Wales]


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