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Poll: Should the government have greater control of charities?

Minister Alan Shatter has already said legislation for a regulator is being considered, but do you think it’s a good idea?

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REVELATIONS ABOUT SALARIES and pensions for some high-level staff at the Central Remedial Clinic caused outrage this week as it emerged that large sums of money were being taken from charity funds, and the compliance of other organisations is now being called into question.

Minister Alan Shatter has said legislation for a charities regulator is being considered but it has been argued that the vast majority of organisations are compliant and transparent. It has also been suggested that a removal of independence from charities could be detrimental to their services.

What do you think? Should the government have greater control of charities?

Poll Results:

No (1032)
Yes (559)
I'm not sure (456)

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