As trustees of a charity, academy trust governors and directors should be familiar with Charity Commission guidance and the guidance on the. The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (CC3). 1 The Charity Commission expects trustees to take their responsibilities seriously. The new Charity Governance Code – Essential reading for all trustees launched the new edition of the Essential Trustee (CC3) and kicked off.

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Charity Commission: The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (CC3)

Price said he thought the new version of CC3 “strikes the right balance between providing sound regulatory advice and reflecting the huge value of trustees”. Request an accessible format. Find out how to write your governing document. There are rules on what words you can use in your commissin. Part of Set up a charity: The new version of CC3published today, is 39 pages long and defines “should” as “meaning something is good practice that the commission expects trustees to follow and apply to their charity”.

The Essential Trustee – Charity Commission

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The governing document is a set of rules that explains how your charity is run. There is therefore a high risk of regulatory creep.

Charity Commission: The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (CC3)

Have you registered with us yet? Check the names of registered charities. What’s required of a charity trustee, including your responsibilities to your charity.

Governance The Charity Commission News. If you use assistive technology such as chxrity screen reader and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email usability charitycommission. PDFKB2 pages. Please tell us what format you need.

Read about your trustees’ legal responsibilities. For a briefer overview, see Charity trustee: The regulator’s updated guidance makes the amendment in response to sector concerns that the previous definition was not consistent with charity chariy.

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He praised the commission for listening to the sector. Chris Priestley, a partner at the law firm Withers, who chaired the working party that put together the CLA response, said: They may be called trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else.


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The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (CC3)

They said it “could easily lead to a situation where good practice recommendations from the commission are elevated to and treated as legal requirements that must be met by trustees.

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In February, a joint response to the consultation by chqrity National Council for Voluntary Organisationsthe Charity Finance Group and the Association of Charitable Foundations said that the new tougher definition of “should” was not “consistent with basic charity law”. This guidance explains what being a trustee involves, including: Guidance The essential trustee: