The Charity Commission for England and Wales has revealed that it is working in conjunction with umbrella bodies to develop quality standards for charity sub-sectors.

The decision comes in the wake of the Acevo governance commission report which surveyed 200 charities on their governance structures. In addition to the introduction of quality standards, Acevo made a broad range of recommendations including the limiting of trustee terms for larger charities and a requirement for charities to include key governance processes in their annual reports.

Speaking at the launch of the report, Charity Commission CEO Sam Younger said that the Commission had traditionally had problems with endorsing quality standards.

“Going forward the regulator will be focusing on its core regulatory activity so its right that we develop an alliance with umbrella bodies to develop standards” he said.

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Source: Civil Society