Magazine article Public Finance

Charities Regulator Calls for End to Inspection Overlap

Magazine article Public Finance

Charities Regulator Calls for End to Inspection Overlap

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The public sector inspectorates should regulate charities' services to cut down on duplication, according to the voluntary sector's chief regulator.

Geraldine Peacock, chair of the Charity Commission, told Public Finance that she was concerned by the amount of overlap in public service regulation.

'If we could identify the unique added value of nonprofit related activity and stick to regulating that and subcontract service delivery regulation off to the Audit Commission or the Housing Corporation or whoever the sector regulator is, we'd have a leaner, meaner machine/ she said.

Peacock guestioned the need for the 'growing breed' of regulatory agencies, citing the new regulator for Community Interest Companies.

'The function needs doing but surely you could put it out to tender. The private sector might want to tender for it, the Audit Commission might want to have a go, we might want to have a go but you don't need another 12 men and a dog in an office doing nothing,' she told PF. …

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