Following the publication of the Charity Commissions new strategy and Baroness Stowell's speech, Duncan Shrubsole, Director of Policy, Communications and Research at Lloyds Bank Foundation, said:

“We welcome the Charity Commission’s publication of their new strategic direction and agree with Baroness Stowell’s emphasis on the importance of charities holding themselves to the highest standard. But talk of a crisis in public trust in the sector needs put be put into perspective. Yes, there have been some specific and high profile cases of charities getting it wrong but the vast majority, particularly small and local charities, are doing great work day in, day out in their communities and are trusted to do so by the people they serve, work with and raise funds from.  “It’s time for the Charity Commission to move beyond introspection and to get behind and champion the charities it regulates to help them to continue their fantastic and much-needed work.”