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Navca calls for halt on new fundraising regulation plans

Plans for new regulation of fundraising should be halted until a consultation can be held on the effect on smaller charities, local infrastructure body Navca said today.

Neil Cleeveley, chief executive of Navca, has said he is “angry” that the consequences of “large charities behaving badly”, are being borne by “all charities rather than those responsible”.

Navca believe that no further steps towards implementing the proposals in the Etherington Review should take place until there has been consultation with smaller charities.

Currently, only 50 of the largest fundraising charities have been invited to attend the review of self-regulation which is being held tomorrow at NCVO’s offices. The Small Charities Coalition will be attending.

Cleeveley referred to a blog post by Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising, which said that these plans must consider the “full range of fundraising organisations”. Cleevely said that this was a “crucial point”, and not “currently the case”.

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