Charity Commission investigation into education charity nearing conclusion

The Charity Commission’s investigation into the running of Birmingham based education charity Al-Hijrah Trust CIO is “largely complete”, according to the regulator.

The running of the charity has been handed back to trustees following the appointment of an interim manager in March 2020.

The regulator has confirmed that the interim manager, Edwin Turner of Anthony Collins LLP, will remain in place but only to handle legal proceedings relating to the charity’s property.

“The inquiry will formally conclude once the interim manager has been discharged,” said the Charity Commission in a statement.

It added that the trustees “have engaged positively and fully with the inquiry”.

“This includes working with the interim manager and complying with an order to make necessary improvements to the administration of the charity.

“For this reason, the Commission changed the scope of the interim manager’s appointment, to focus solely on the outstanding land issue. Responsibility for the wider management of the charity has been returned to the trustees.”

A report will be published once the investigation has been formally concluded

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