Wednesday April 1, 2020

Charities regulator still lacks teeth

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

7th June, 2015
David Hall

The government has not empowered the Charities Regulatory Authority to conduct statutory investigations into charities.

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter announced the setting up of the regulator in 2013 and the board was appointed in April 2014. It was formally established last October.

The launch of the Charities Regulatory Authority was regarded as essential to the restoration of public trust in the charity sector after scandals involving the Central Remedial Clinic and Rehab. The body was...

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