Mr S Delahunty
By email: request-707684-
PO Box 211
Our ref: C-532427
Date: 15 December 2020
Dear Mr Delahunty,
RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
Thank you for your email requesting information which I have dealt with under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).
You have requested the following:
“In a speech published on 8 October, Baroness Stowell said:
"I have seen action, including litigation, that seems motivated by, or part of, a wider,
aggressive response to the Commission’s legitimate regulatory scrutiny.
"And I have seen challenges that seem less motivated by the best interests of the charity’s
purpose and beneficiaries, and more about shielding individuals from accountability to
protect their personal reputations."
Based on the the [sic] chair's description of actions, litigations and challenges above, can
the commission provide the criteria it uses to assess such cases?”
I can confirm that we do not hold information relevant to your request.
As previously advised, the Commission does not systematically record information in the
However, you may find it useful to look at the Commission’s risk framework - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/risk-framework-charity-
On track to meet your deadline?
0300 066 9197 (General
on filing your annual return and accounts
This sets out how the Commission assesses
risk when deciding how to deal with cases generally.
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or the decision which has been
reached, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests must be
submitted within two months of the date of this response and should be addressed to the
Charity Commission at PO Box 211, Bootle, L20 7YX (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are not satisfied with the internal review, you are able to appeal to the Information
Commissioner. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted
our review procedure. The ICO can be contacted at the Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF (email: email@example.com).
Information Rights and Complaints Manager
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