Changes at League Against Cruel Sports
Steve Taylor, a member of staff at the League Against Cruel Sports has been dismissed for gross misconduct following a disciplinary investigation concerning expenses claims.
The disciplinary papers have been handed to the police and the Charity Commission has been informed as the member of staff concerned has previously worked for other charities.
The Charity Commission has issued the following statement:
"The charity the League Against Cruel Sports (registered charity no. 1095234) has contacted the Charity Commission to inform us of concerns in relation to financial matters within the charity. Based on the information given by the charity, we are satisfied that the trustees of the charity are dealing with the matter appropriately and reviewing any relevant policies and procedures in this area".
The potential loss will not have a material effect upon the ability of the League to fulfil its objectives but we do take a “zero tolerance” approach to any wrongdoing and for this reason we are co-operating fully with the police in their investigations.
We are pleased that our systems worked well in picking this matter up and we will do everything in our power to recover the sum concerned.
It would be inappropriate for the League to discuss the details of this case or make any further comment until the police investigations are completed.
Louise Robertson will take on the role of head of campaigns and communications at the League for the time being.