Funding Charity Regulation
Research carried out by the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent on behalf of the Charity Finance Group has found strong support for a well-resourced, independent charity regulator, but could not identify a consensus as to who should pay for this regulation. The report, What regulation, who pays? Public opinion and charity regulation, presents the findings of four focus groups with a representative sample of regular and non-regular donors (including non-donors). The findings demonstrate that whilst there was support among both regular and non-regular donors for charities making some contribution towards the cost of the regulator, a significant number felt that the Charity Commission should be funded wholly through taxation and a very few felt that charities should be the sole funders. Read the full report here.