The Three Pillars of Independence

15 May 2018Directory for Social Change

The Directory for Social Change’s (DSC) new toolkit helps monitor and guard against encroachment on the Charity Commission’s independent decision-making.

DSC developed the toolkit following “regular and widely-held concerns about the party-political bias of the previous Charity Commission chair William Shawcross, and the subsequent appointment of Conservative peer Baroness Stowell to replace him – against the unanimous advice of a parliamentary scrutiny committee and leading charities”.

The Three Pillars of Independence toolkit does this by looking at three areas for independence: party politics, populism and press.

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