14 May 2015
Senior policy adviser, Charity Commission
Neal Green is a senior policy advisor at the Charity Commission. His main current area of responsibility is charity governance.
He contributed to Good Governance, the Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector, and represents the Commission on the Code Steering Group. He co-wrote the Commission’s research and guidance on charities and public service delivery, contributed to guidance on campaigning and the CIO model constitutions.
More recently, he wrote It's Your Decision (decision-making for trustees), and is currently updating The Essential Trustee. He helped to instigate Trustees' Week, an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do.
Neal has produced guidance for exempt and excepted charities, and has advised several government departments about becoming principal regulators of exempt charities.
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A lawyer, an accountant and the Charity Commission provide initial advice to a board of trustees on the issue of compromise agreements for senior staff.
The Charity Commission's Neal Green explains how to proceed when a trustee takes an interest in applying for an executive role within a charity.
A lawyer, an accountant and the Charity Commission provide advice on maximising income from a property sale.
A series of Charity Commission investigations informs this article by Neal Green, the regulator's senior policy advisor, who warns that charities can easily get caught up spending all their resources on fundraising, rather than their stated purpose.
When a local branch of a national charity embarks on a direct fundraising effort, things soon turn sour when a the project shuts down. Neal Green examines the legal implications.
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