The Charity Commission has opened two statutory inquiries, into The Aspinall Foundation and Howletts Wild Animal Trust, it announced yesterday.
Carrie Symonds, a former Conservative Party communications director, joined the Aspinall Foundation, earlier this year. Both charities have trustees in common, but are separate entities, and are subject to separate investigations.
The Aspinall Foundation, which promotes animal conservation, is being investigated over serious concerns about its governance and financial management.
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