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UK Charity Commission Fails to Regulate Extremist Charities
by Samuel Westrop
A report published by the UK National Audit Office has found that the Charity Commission is "not regulating charities effectively," "makes little use of its enforcement powers," and has "reduced the number of staff monitoring charities from around eight full-time equivalents to less than two … [increasing] the risk that serious concerns will go undetected."
The Charity Commission itself acknowledges this problem. In a submission to a Government counter-terrorism inquiry, the Commission stated:
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