David Walker in the Guardian asks should there be more charity mergers?
The answer is yes.
Walker suggests the creation of an external agency, such as a “Mergers Commission” to “push, perhaps even compel, more charities into mergers”. I’m not so sure about a specific commission to do this, and not one that has a role which requires organistions to merge.
But (in line with my thoughts on mergers and reorgnasionations within government) I do think, in principle, a part of an established organisation working in the third sector could do the job.