Charity Commission warning on commercial relationships

Following recent media interest in commercial relationships with the sector, The Charity Commission has today issued an alert setting out it’s expectations regarding such arrangements.

William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission, explained:
This alert should prompt trustees to check their ties to commercial operations. These bring in important income for charities and fund valuable work for beneficiaries. It is essential, however, that any arrangements are transparent and that they do not jeopardise the reputation of the charity. The public expects charities to abide by the values they claim to represent.

Further details are available at the Charity Commission website here.