Commenting, ACEVO released the following statement: ‘Martyn Lewis as chair of the NCVO has been a hugely respected advocate for the charity sector. We are thankful for his service and we will be sorry to see him go.
‘We continue to work with NCVO on issues of sector-wide importance, including recent joint letters to the Government on anti-advocacy clauses and proposals to the Chancellor regarding the Autumn Statement and we continue to have constructive conversations on a range of issues.
‘We note that the opinions expressed by Martyn do not reflect the conversations we have had in private on a range of issues. We intend to respect the confidentiality of those conversations and to continue them in a constructive spirit.’