The Charity Commission is encouraging charity trustees to share their views on the regulator's future after its funding was cut by 33% in real terms as part of the government’s review of public spending.
The Commission estimates that the cuts are likely to lead to a loss of 140 full time equivalent posts.
In the latest edition of its newsletter, CC News, the Commission invites trustees to take part in an online consultation launched in October as part of a strategic review. Dame Suzi Leather, Charity Commission chair, said: "I urge trustees to have their say on how charities are regulated in the years ahead. As the people ultimately responsible for running charities, trustees have a direct interest in the future of the Commission. The strategic review is likely to see the Commission changing quite considerably and it is important that process is informed by the needs and concerns of trustees.”
The consultation, which is available online, asks respondents to say which they consider to be the key risks facing the charitable sector over the next five years and to identify what the Commission’s regulatory focus and priorities should be.
The online consultation closes on 14 January 2011.