Charity Commission responds after MP questions its ‘competencies’

The charity regulator has defended its investigation into Care4Calais, as well as charities’ rights to take part in political activity that supports their purpose, in response to criticism in the House of Commons. At a Westminster Hall debate on Wednesday, Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay called into question the Commission’s “competencies and abilities to investigate properly”. He said: “Care4Calais has been under investigation by the Charity Commission since August 2020 but there are no outcomes yet.   “So, we’re getting towards the three-year anniversary and that in itself, I find quite remarkable for a £1.6m institution that is patently uncomplicated, and that does lead into some questions as to the Charity Commission’s competencies and abilities to investigate properly.” Read more here.