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Royal Albert Hall referred to Charity Tribunal

From BBC - January 12, 2018

The Royal Albert Hall has been referred to the Charity Tribunal due to conflict of interest concerns on its council.

The Charity Commission said seats given to families that financed the hall's construction in the 1860s were being sold on for considerable profit.

It said that as seat holders held a majority on the hall's governing council, this raised "an inherent unresolvable conflict of interest".

A spokesperson for the hall said it was disappointed by the decision.

A spokesperson for the Charity Commission said: "The question is whether these arrangements enable the council to be perceived as furthering the purposes of the charity for the public benefit.

'Complex issues'

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