Regulator opens inquiry into Birmingham charity for financial failings

The Charity Commission has opened an inquiry into a Birmingham-based charitable mosque, following a number of 'serious concerns' in relation to its management.

The inquiry follows a report from the West Midlands Police, which notified the regulator of some concerns among the charity in February this year.

On the same day, the regulator opened an inquiry into the charity, examining a number of issues, including whether the trustees were benefiting privately from the charity's funds, whether the trustees have exercised their legal duties and the overall financial management of the charity.

The trustees have subsequently resigned from the charity and a new board has been appointed.

The regulator is now closely liaising with the police and has also exercised its power to prohibit trustees from making certain transactions without consent from the regulator.

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