MSE News: Charity Commission to work with Age UK

edited 21 April 2016 at 4:47PM in Energy
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edited 21 April 2016 at 4:47PM in Energy
Age UK has vowed to address concerns around a lack of transparency following criticism of its partnership with E.on...
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'Charity Commission to work with Age UK after identifying 'conflict of interest' in E.on partnership'
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  • dogshomedogshome Forumite
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    Age UK became a limited company around a year, maybe 18 months ago, for me this news immediately rang an Alarm Bell
    Quite rightly as events have proved - This the second report of this 'Charity' being involved in dubious commercial deals that disadvantage the very people that they are supposed be helping
  • CardewCardew Forumite
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    This was raised on MSE 11 years ago:


    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5405990


    So they have had a good run for their money!
  • EctophileEctophile Forumite
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    dogshome wrote: »
    Age UK became a limited company around a year, maybe 18 months ago, for me this news immediately rang an Alarm Bell
    Quite rightly as events have proved - This the second report of this 'Charity' being involved in dubious commercial deals that disadvantage the very people that they are supposed be helping

    According to Companies House, Age UK has been a company since the 20th February 2009.

    That doesn't surprise me at all. Many charities are also companies. Dual charity/company status offers a great deal of protection to the trustees should the charity become insolvent.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
  • PincherPincher
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    We need a charity called:


    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Exploitation of Geriatrics.




    The Queen should be a patron.
    Make Prince Charles chairman?


    Link up with the Boy Scouts, who can volunteer to help the elderly.


    Future scandal: like !!!!!philes joining the Catholic Church to abuse children, godless children join up to steal from their wards. They intimidate and torture their assigned elderly persons to force them to withdraw their money. The elderly are not believed, and eventually the scandal breaks, and then they can't punish the children because they are underage.
  • victor2victor2 Forumite, Ambassador
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    At least it's being looked into.
    Too many people go into Age UK and have total belief that they have been given a really good deal. Only the savvy ones, or those with concerned relatives, would research a bit more and find out they could have got an even better deal from E.On by doing it themselves.

    Age UK are good in the support they provide to the elderly, but this particular arrangement stinks of backhanders.

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