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Parliamentary inquiry opened into charity fundraising

The Public Administration Select Committee has announced the key areas of its inquiry into fundraising practices and has called on charities to submit written evidence.

The committee, which scrutinises the regulation of charities as part of its remit, has said the inquiry will focus predominantly on “four key areas”.

These are the extent and nature of call centre fundraising regarding “vulnerable people”, the proposed legislative changes recently announced by the government, how charities came to adopt “concerning” fundraising practices and the level of leadership in the charity fundraising sector.

The committee have also announced that they will be seeking written evidence and submissions on the issue from charities.

In their submissions charities have been asked to address nine questions, such as: “How extensive is the problem of poor practice in fundraising for charities? What kind of techniques have been employed and how widely?”

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