‘Shambles’: MPs attack appointment of Charity Commission chair

Cross-party group questions civil servants on approval of Martin Thomas, who quit after misconduct allegations surfaced

A cross-party group of MPs has delivered a scathing attack on a “shambolic” and “appalling” appointments process in which a successful candidate to chair the charities watchdog resigned just days before he was due to take up the job, amid reports about his conduct in a previous role.

In a lengthy hearing on Tuesday morning, the digital, culture, media and sport select committee grilled senior civil servants over the “debacle” in which Martin Thomas was approved as Charity Commission chair by MPs in December, then quit soon afterwards when press reports that he had faced allegations of misconduct surfaced.

Continue reading…

Read More

Charities, House of Commons, Regulators, UK news, England, Wales, Politics, Voluntary sector UK news | The Guardian

Share your love

Leave a Reply