Governance Good Practice
Good practice, case studies, expert advice and tips for charity and voluntary sector chairs and trustees, including changes to the Charity Commission and charity law, legal forms and regulation & regulatory action.
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Employment solicitor Laurence O'Neill reviews a recent High Court case which has lessons for charities working with vulnerable groups
The Electoral Commission's guidance on the subject has not had a warm reception. Sam Burne James reports
Adrian Pashley provides an update on legal issues in the voluntary sector, on behalf of the Charity Law Association
Sam Burne James asks experts including Bruce Gordon about the need for a finance expert on a charity board
Some publications already have charitable status as part of the broader activities of a charity, but one high-profile applicant has failed twice. Sam Burne James reports
Friends Provident Foundation London (Greater) / York, North Yorkshire
Fundraising Manager, Homeless Link
Homeless Link Lambeth, London (Greater)
Team leader, Regional Schools Commissioner’s Office
Department for Education London (Greater) / Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sight Concern Worcestershire West Midlands Region / Worcestershire / Worcester, Worcestershire
Henley Business School, University of Reading Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire / Reading, Berkshire
Maximising security on your premises, using deterrents such as SmartWater and ensuring computer systems are secure can all prevent a theft occuring, says Wendy Cotton, a charity insurance expert at Markel
Managing the risks that come with renting a property can make the difference between a charity thriving or failing
The government has also dropped proposals to change the definition of a charity for tax purposes, writes Adrian Pashley
The regulator is also improving its transparency, writes Adrian Pashley
After the National Trust was criticised for overstretching its voluntary staff, Jonathan Bruck and Chelsea Martin outline the legal considerations for charities
Some say the new legal structure will put industrial and provident societies on a par with companies; others are less positive. Sam Burne James reports
Legal experts, including Jonathan Brinsden of Bircham Dyson Bell, have generally welcomed the Law Commission's proposal for a new power to guide trustees on tax matters - but there are still questions to be answered, finds Sam Burne James
Robert Boddington explains the new rules on spending capital gains and outlines the main considerations for trustees deciding whether to adopt a total return approach
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