In this episode of the Third Sector Podcast senior reporter Stephen Delahunty and news editor Andy Ricketts discuss whether charities face having to pay the Charity Commission for its services. 

It comes after Ian Karet, interim chair of the regulator, was questioned about the measure at the commission's annual public meeting last week. 

In response to a question about whether the commission had abandoned plans to introduce charges for its services, Karet said he could not say for certain the idea had been scrapped, but described it as a “political decision” that had more traction under both of his predecessors.

Stephen and Andy look back over the history of this long-running story and chew over where it could go next. 

They also discuss the appointment of a new charities minister and in the Good News Bulletin discover the correct term for a baby porcupine and celebrate a major milestone for the online giving platform JustGiving. 

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