30 June 2015
Should charities have to pay the Charity Commission to register and to keep their registration?The Charity Commission has informed us that according to their research 69% of the public think that the Commission should be funded fully or partly by charities. Research amongst charities has come up with the exact opposite! 68% of charities oppose a charge.
The Directory of Social Change (DSC) has identified several reasons why the Commission should not charge charities:
- It's just not practical; "Charging for registration is a disincentive to civic action". Is the cost of implementation worth the income received?
- It's just not fair; especially to smaller charities.
- It's just not cricket; charities will have to pay for compliance with the law of the land.
- It's just the thin end of the wedge; there will be pressure from government to increase charges year by year.
- It's just not what the public thinks it is paying for when making a charitable donation.
What do you think?
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