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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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Remote working has changed the way many organisations operate, but how does it affect the traditional format of a charity trustee meeting? Sam Burne James reports
Plus: Charity Commission consults on trustee guidance, the government consults on exceptions to the proposed ban on the use of corporate directors by UK companies, and names and disclosures legislation to come into force, writes Adrian Pashley
Measures for charities in the Autumn Statement do not address broader complexity, writes Sam Burne James
The Charity Commission's 84 operational guidance documents, known as the OGs, give an insight into how it expects its staff to work, writes Sam Burne James
Plus: Charity Commission upholds decision not to register Independent Press Regulation Trust, the trustee declaration form is compulsory and the draft Protection of Charities Bill has been published, writes Adrian Pashley
Want joined the board after her own family received support from the childhood bereavement charity
Finding a board member with the right skills can be a challenge, so a thorough recruitment process is essential, writes Luke Strachan of Reach Volunteering
A Chair's Compass, published by the Association of Chairs, offers hands-on advice and support for those taking on this 'difficult and demanding' role. Sam Burne James reports
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As winter approaches, Wendy Cotton of charity insurance specialist Markel explains how you can protect your charity against damage by flooding
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
Plus: A tougher approach on conflicts of interest, new developments for charities in Northern Ireland and Scotland and the Charity Commission website has moved, writes Adrian Pashley
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
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
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