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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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
Employment solicitor Laurence O'Neill reviews a recent High Court case which has lessons for charities working with vulnerable groups
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
Chair of the Board
South London YMCA London (Central), London (Greater) / London (South), London (Greater)
Engagement and Education Manager
Arthritis Research UK Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Regional Fundraising Manager - South West Homeworking
Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK Bristol, City of Bristol
Community Fundraising Manager
Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK South East England
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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