Charities can be compelled to carry out improvements and those who file their accounts late can be removed from the register, under legal changes taking place from April.
The financial crisis engulfing local government “is a moderate to high risk” for more than half of charities that work with councils, research warns.
“The lives of young people are being put at risk" by the charity’s "failure to recognise the inadequacies of their operational practice”, a coroner has warned.
Margaret Grainger joined British Wireless for the Blind Fund as its chief executive in 1986.
"It’s more important than ever that people take time off to rest and recharge – so that they can come back stronger,” researchers are advising.
The warning has been issued by Charity Commission chair Orlando Fraser to politicians, the media and charities as the regulator launches its new five-year strategy.