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Select Committee on Charities - timeline

Follow the Select Committee on Charities' timeline here. Links to individual oral evidence sessions and transcripts will appear below once the committee begins taking evidence. The Committee has been instructed to report by 31 March 2017.

Appointment

The House of Lords appointed a Select Committee on Charities on 25 May 2016.

Timetable

Wednesday 8 June

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 28 June

The Committee held a private briefing seminar.

Public evidence sessions

Tuesday 5 July

Watch the Tuesday 5 July session
Read the Tuesday 5 July transcript

At 4.00pm:

  • Paula Sussex, Chief Executive, Charity Commission
  • Sarah Atkinson, Director of Policy and Communications, Charity Commission

Tuesday 12 July

Watch the Tuesday 12 July session
Read the Tuesday 12 July transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Tuesday 12 July transcript (Panel 2)

At 4.00pm:

  • Karl Wilding, Director of Public Policy and Engagement, NCVO
  • Asheem Singh, Chief Executive Officer, ACEVO
  • Rebecca Bunce, Policy and Engagement Manager, Small Charities Coalition

At 5.00pm:

  • Richard Jenkins, Head of Policy, Association of Charitable Foundations
  • Andrew O'Brien, Head of Policy and Engagement, Charity Finance Group

Tuesday 19 July

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 11 October

Watch the Tuesday 11 October session
Read the Tuesday 11 October transcript

At 4.00pm:

  • Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, RSA
  • David Cutler, Director, The Baring Foundation

Tuesday 18 October

Watch the Tuesday 18 October session
Read the Tuesday 18 October transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Tuesday 18 October transcript (Panel 2)

At 4.00pm:

  • Paul Streets, Chief Executive, Lloyds Bank Foundation
  • Gen Maitland Hudson, Head of Impact and Assessment, Power to Change
  • Dan Corry, Chief Executive, New Philanthropy Capital

At 5.00pm:

  • Aamer Naeem, Chief Executive, Penny Appeal
  • Paul Hackwood, Executive Chair, Church Urban Fund

Tuesday 25 October

Watch the Tuesday 25 October session
Read the Tuesday 25 October transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Tuesday 25 October transcript (Panel 2)

At 4.40pm:

  • Geoff Burnand, Chief Executive, Investing for Good
  • Peter Holbrook CBE, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise UK
  • Jane Wilson, Lead Practitioner for Learning and Development, City Healthcare Partnership

At 5.25pm:

  • Jonathan Jenkins, Chief Executive, Social Investment Business
  • Ben Jupp, Director, Social Finance Ltd
  • Caroline Mason, Chief Executive, Esmèe Fairbairn Foundation

Thursday 27 October

The Committee visited Body & Soul, a HIV charity based in Angel, London.

Tuesday 1 November

The Committee visited the Charity Commission offices in London to discuss the work of the Commission.

Tuesday 1 November

Watch the Tuesday 1 November session
Read the Tuesday 1 November transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Tuesday 1 November transcript (Panel 2)

At 4.00pm:

  • Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts
  • Professor John Mohan, Director, Third Sector Research Centre

At 4.50pm:

  • Shaks Ghosh, CEO, Clore Social Leadership
  • Marged Griffiths, CEO, Y Bont
  • Eve Martin, Chair of Trustees, Brook

Tuesday 8 November

Watch the Tuesday 8 November session
Read the Tuesday 8 November transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Tuesday 8 November transcript (Panel 2)

At 4.00pm:

  • Frances McCandless, Chief Executive, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
  • David Robb, Chief Executive, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

At 5.00pm:

  • Seamus McAleavey, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action
  • Martin Sime, Chief Executive, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

Tuesday 15 November

Watch the Tuesday 15 November session
Read the Tuesday 15 November transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Tuesday 15 November transcript (Panel 2)

At 4.00pm

  • Philippa Charles, Director, Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Philip Lawford, Director, The Linbury Trust
  • Dr Beth Breeze, Director, Centre for Philanthropy

At 5.00pm

  • Helen Milner OBE, Chief Executive, Tinder Foundation
  • Chester Mojay-Sinclare, Founder, Charity Checkout

Wednesday 16 November

The Committee visited Manchester to meet with representatives of Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations (GMCVO), and to hold a roundtable discussion with local charities.

Tuesday 22 November

Watch the Tuesday 22 November session
Read the Tuesday 22 November transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Tuesday 22 November transcript (Panel 2)

At 4.00pm

  • Daniel Hurford, Head of Policy (Improvement and Governance) Welsh Local Government Association
  • Councillor Robert Light, Kirklees Council and Vice-Chair of the Local Government Association's City Regions Board

At 5.00pm

  • Councillor Anne Brown, Cabinet Member for Communities and Corporate, Essex County Council
  • Councillor Stephen Powers, Cabinet Member for Policy and Communications, Newcastle City Council

Wednesday 23 November

The Committee held a roundtable event in Westminster with representatives of small charities.

Tuesday 29 November

Watch the Tuesday 29 November session
Read the Tuesday 29 November transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Tuesday 29 November transcript (Panel 2)
Read the Tuesday 29 November transcript (Panel 3)

At 4.00pm

  • Nick Pickles, UK Head of Policy, Twitter
  • David Skelton, Public Policy and Government Relations Manager, Google

At 4.45pm

  • Dawn Austwick, CEO, Big Lottery Fund
  • Gemma Bull, Portfolio Development Manager, Big Lottery Fund

At 5.30pm

  • Tim Jones, Chief Executive and Secretary, Allia
  • Sir Harvey McGrath, Chair, Big Society Capital
  • Cliff Prior, CEO, Big Society Capital

Wednesday 30 November

The Committee held a roundtable event in Cardiff with representatives of small local charities.

Monday 5 December

Watch the Monday 5 December session
Read the Tuesday 5 December transcript

At 3.15pm

  • Dan Scorer, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Royal Mencap Society
  • Andrew Seager, Head of Service Development, Citizens Advice
  • Jacob Tas, CEO, Nacro

Tuesday 6 December

Watch the Tuesday 6 December session
Read the Tuesday 6 December transcript (Panel 1)
Read the Tuesday 6 December transcript (Panel 2)

At 4.00pm

  • William Shawcross, Chair, Charity Commission
  • Kenneth Dibble, Legal Director, Charity Commission

At 5.00pm

  • Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society, Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Mark Fisher, Director of the Office for Civil Society and Innovation, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Tuesday 13 December

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 10 January

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 21 February

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 7 March

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 14 March

The Committee met in private.

Sunday 26 March

The Committee published its report.

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