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Civil society minister questions charities’ ethics, governance and dependence on government

Charities must regain public trust, need to address basic questions of ethics and governance, waste money competing for funding, and are dependent on the “crutch” of government, the civil society minster said today.

Rob Wilson was speaking at the launch of BT’s #GivingTuesday campaign this morning.

He said that with money tight, a “new kind of relationship” was needed between the government and civil society organisations.

“Too many charities are devoting huge resources to chasing the same pot of money,” he said. “Too many are dependent on a single source of income, always just one cheque away from insolvency.”

He said it was important for the sector to address “basic questions on ethics and governance” in order to regain public trust.

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