Regulator probes veterans charity after CEO and chair leave

The Charity Commission has opened a compliance case into the British Nuclear Test Veterans Association (BNTVA) over governance concerns after its board fired its chief executive the Civil Society reports. BNTVA announced earlier this year that it has stopped operating after witnessing a “considerable shift in the focus” of the charity, “some of which has clearly been to the detriment of our key responsibilities”. The charity, which supports people who have worked with radioactive material, had seen its income decline to £34,000 in the year to September 2021 from £147,000 the year before. It has appointed a new chair and a special advisor to review the charity’s governance practices, with plans to “be around for many years to come”.