Charity Commission

Charity Commission opens consultation on new powers to disqualify trustees

24 May 2016 | Emily Corfe

The Charity Commission has opened a consultation to gauge the sector’s opinions on its new power to disqualify trustees.


Charity Commission opens consultation on new powers to disqualify trustees

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Charles Byrne

Charles Byrne, director of fundraising at Royal British Legion, has been appointed the charity’s new director general.

How to recruit a board

While the idea of giving something back to society is an attractive prospect for many, the practicalities of becoming a trustee are often far from clear, as Emily Corfe reports.

Charity Commission

The Cabinet Office has published a timetable for introducing new powers for the Charity Commission from the new Charities Act.

Who’s Moving: All the latest movers in the charity sector

Acevo, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Sense and more announce their latest movers.

There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.

» If trustees are to blame for the fundraising crisis, how do we improve how they work?

Rebecca Salt

Career marketer Rebecca Salt joined her first trustee board, at In Kind Direct, a year ago. She explores the differences between the charity environment and her more familiar corporate world.

Charity Commission

Trustees of a charity that repeatedly failed to file its accounts with the Charity Commission were in breach of their legal duties, the regulator said today.

Baroness Pitkeathley expected to chair House of Lords committee on charities

The House of Lords is expected to approve a motion to create a select committee to consider issues related to the charity sector next week and will appoint Baronness Pitkeathley as its chair.

'Commission cannot be trusted with warnings power', says lawyer

A case in which the Charity Commission provided contradictory advice to a charity over more than 20 years shows the Commission cannot be trusted with a new power to give formal warnings, a lawyer involved in the case has said.

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