Charity finance managers have advised the Charity Commission to make better use of data on the charities it regulates to help spot potential fraud, tax avoidance and other abuses of public money.
The comments came after the National Audit Office said that the commission was not tackling abuses of charitable status properly, including tax avoidance.
Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chair Margaret Hodge said the commission had "tough questions to answer". The committee will question the commission this month.
£32.6 Annual budget of the commission in 2007-8
£22.7m Annual budget of the commission in 2013-14
163,000 Main registered charities in...