Sir Stuart Etherington reaction to government announcement on charity fundraising

Responding to the announcement by the Minister for Civil Society, Sir Stuart Etherington, chair of the cross party review of fundraising regulation and chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations said:

"I’m pleased the government has accepted our recommendations, there is a clear need for a more visible and effective regulator with tough new powers. The public have to know where to report their concerns and have confidence that action will be taken in relation to wrong doing. This will inevitably mean big changes in relation to how charities raise funds from the public.

I know that charities understand the necessity of restoring public trust and are aware that changes are required. I’ve agreed with the Minster that we should move quickly towards implementation and look forward to working with the bodies affected and others in the charity sector to work through the finer details."

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