Review of the Charity Commission

This report is the latest in a series of NAO reports on the Charity Commission (the Commission). In 2013 we concluded that the Charity Commission was not regulating charities effectively. Since then, it has undertaken a three year programme of transformation. In this report we will look at the Commission’s progress with its transformation programme and what it has done to address our previous recommendations. We will also consider the new challenges in the charity sector and how the Commission is adapting its approach to respond to these.

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