Legal challenge launched over ‘anti-woke’ agenda of Charity Commission

Exclusive: Good Law Project says ministers trying to ensure watchdog’s new chair will follow Tory policy

A legal challenge has been launched over the government’s apparent attempt to force the charities’ watchdog to pursue a regulatory agenda against good causes that ministers believe stray into “woke” and “political” activities.

The Good Law Project has served a pre-action letter claiming ministers’ stated intention is to make it a condition of appointment that the new chair of the Charity Commission in effect pursues “the current political agenda of the Tory party”.

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