Charities

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup Conservative, Erewash

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress his Department is making on tackling rogue fundraising activities by charities.

Photo of Rob Wilson Rob Wilson The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

It is essential we put a stop to the immoral behaviour we have seen from some charities over the summer and rebuild people’s faith in giving to charity.

There will be a new, tougher fundraising regulator which will own and develop the fundraising code of conduct, have the power to stop fundraising campaigns if they are in breach of the rules, name and shame those who do not comply and refer cases to the Charity Commission. It will also establish a Fundraising Preference Service to enable people to reset their consent to receive charity fundraising requests.

We are also seeking reserve powers to mandate charities to register with the new fundraising regulator should this prove necessary.

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