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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The African Children's Education Trust sponsored Assefa to study for a masters degree
Oxford, Cambridge and Durham colleges may have to disclose the salaries of some senior staff under the charity Sorp, leaving them open to poaching from other institutions. Sam Burne James reports
Charities naturally want to keep their fundraising ideas to themselves, but when a slogan or a concept goes viral, enforcement can be hard. Annette Rawstrone reports
Charity chairs should channel engaging and entertaining figureheads like Boris Johnson or Richard Branson; but perhaps without the ego, writes our columnist
Adrian Pashley provides an overview of recent developments in voluntary sector law, on behalf of the Charity Law Association
Are there limits to the questions that can go in the annual return? Jane Hobson of the Charity Commission and others give their views
Experts tell Sam Burne James what needs to be included
The Electoral Commission's guidance on the subject has not had a warm reception. Sam Burne James reports
Keeping Children Safe-Coalition London (Greater)
Head of Development Services
University of Reading Reading, Berkshire
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) London
Fundraising Co-ordinator - Warwickshire
The Air Ambulance Service Warwickshire
Senior Prospect Researcher
Shelter London (Greater)
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
Employment solicitor Laurence O'Neill reviews a recent High Court case which has lessons for charities working with vulnerable groups
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
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