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MP calls for 'minimum standard of behaviour' for organisations seeking charity status

Charity law should be amended because “the system is wrong” if an organisation can be awarded charitable status despite a record of poor behaviour, suggested SNP MP John Nicolson.

During the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee's pre-appointment hearing for the government's preferred candidate to become the Charity Commission chair Martin Thomas, Nicolson brought up the issue of the LGB Alliance.

Nicolson asked Thomas if there should be “a minimum standard of behaviour which aspiring charities and trustees must meet before they become charities”.

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