A statement from The Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts.
The Public Accounts Committee asked the National Audit Office (NAO) to carry out this work earlier this year after our inquiry into the Cup Trust raised serious questions about whether or not the Charity Commission is fit for purpose. This report suggests it is not.
People in this country are hugely generous in giving to charities but the failure of the Charity Commission to detect and tackle abuse effectively risks undermining public trust in the whole sector.
The Charity Commission will appear before the PAC later this month and will have some tough questions to answer.