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Latest Governance Good Practice

Paul Gathercole: Peer review can help strengthen your safeguarding policy

Paul Gathercole: Peer review can help strengthen your safeguarding policy

Clic Sargent and the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity have a mutually beneficial arrangement to scrutinise each other's safeguarding arrangements

Peter Cardy: They kept us in the dark. Should I resign?

Peter Cardy: They kept us in the dark. Should I resign?

Sector veteran Peter Cardy offers answers to your workplace dilemmas

'The tribunal provides an important window into charities'

'The tribunal provides an important window into charities'

A decade after the launch of the charity tribunal, Judge Alison McKenna tells Stephen Cook why she believes it continues to prove its worth

Peter Stanford: We risk putting trustees through too much anguish

Peter Stanford: We risk putting trustees through too much anguish

These are testing times for trustees, but do we expect too much of them?

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Six ways to tackle your gender pay gap

Six ways to tackle your gender pay gap

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has a small gender pay gap, but research suggests that charities tend to pay men about 12 per cent more than women. So how do you bridge the gap?

Peter Cardy: Collaboration is hard and rarely works

Peter Cardy: Collaboration is hard and rarely works

Sector veteran Peter Cardy offers answers to your workplace dilemmas

Craig Dearden-Phillips: Charity governance is broken - and here's how to fix it

Craig Dearden-Phillips: Charity governance is broken - and here's how to fix it

The independent leadership adviser says we have to admit there are problems, then change our ways, including allowing charities to pay trustees

Chair and chief: a delicate balance

Chair and chief: a delicate balance

The chair of the board and the chief executive of a charity must neither get too close nor too far apart for their relationship to work successfully, writes Peter Stanford

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Charity Law

Legal Diary: Don't drop this guide to charity law on your foot

Legal Diary: Don't drop this guide to charity law on your foot

The Charities Acts Handbook is a hefty tome for the sector to digest

Legal Diary: Grant-giving guidance expected later this year

Legal Diary: Grant-giving guidance expected later this year

Plus: Charity tribunal fees and quotes for William Shawcross

Legal Diary: The risk of challenging the regulator

Legal Diary: The risk of challenging the regulator

Plus: Flouting the hunting ban

Analysis: When charities start taking the law into their own hands

Analysis: When charities start taking the law into their own hands

Charities bringing private prosecutions is nothing new but could cuts to government budgets lead to more of them taking action, asks Rebecca Cooney

Rob Posgate: Fundraising report has put trustees on the spot

Rob Posgate: Fundraising report has put trustees on the spot

Sir Stuart Etherington's review means trustees should consider reviewing their fundraising strategies straight away, our legal commentator concludes

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