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Running a charity: governing documents

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The Charity Commission has recently concluded a number of investigations into the apparent mismanagement of charities. On occasion, the charities in question were carrying out worthwhile and charitable functions. Behind the scenes, however, the behaviour of...

Trustees, is it time to update your details?

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The Charity Commission has confirmed that, as of the 1 September 2019, the ability for trustees to use a public display name will be removed from its website. Trustees who do not wish for their name to be displayed by the Charity Commission, and therefore...

Trustees - More time off work?

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As a charity trustee it can often be difficult to find the time to juggle your job, personal and family life along with the strict duties involved in being a trustee. In order to address this problem a group of MPs have put forward a proposed amendment to...

Is too much pressure being placed on trustees?

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I have read some interesting articles lately that suggest too much pressure is being placed on charity trustees. As I regularly advise charities, and am a trustee myself, it is important to remember the statutory duties a trustee has and the standards to...

Charity Commission makes changes to rules

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It is perhaps not surprising that the Charity Commission has updated its automatic disqualification rule, given the recent charity scandals that have hit the headlines and public confidence in the charity sector being so low. On 1 st August 2018, greater...

Fundraising Preference Scheme has been launched

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Charities should take note of the Fundraising Preference Service that was launched on 6 July 2017. The service enables the public to request that charities stop making direct marketing phone calls and sending emails, text messages and letters to them. There...