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How to deal with mental health issues in the workplace

16 Jul 2015 | Paul Farmer

The last five years have seen a dramatic change in mental health awareness. Paul Farmer explores the best way for boards and chief executives to deal with mental health problems.

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How to deal with inadequate financial reporting to the board

Steve Harper advises a trustee who would like some more financial information from the executive before decisions are made.

Money

Edward Finch advises a chair on the legality of 'unrestricting' pots of restricted funds that are 'sitting around doing nothing'.

Gift aid wrongly claimed

Nick Brooks advises a regular giver and former trustee on the legality of reclaiming gift aid from the charity.

Board leadership

Three years after starting a governance restructuring programme, key players at the Education Support Network describe how it was done.

Good advice, but there is an important point to add: merger is rarely a proper answer to impending insolvency.

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Financial irregularities

Can a trustee board be too trusting of its executive team? Two experts give their advice for a charity in a trouble with the auditors.

Responsible investment

Responsible investment is becoming increasingly popular with charities. Jo Mountford offers some advice to boards looking for an investment portfolio to match the charity's mission.

Choosing the right chief executive

Leading the selection of a new chief executive falls squarely on the shoulders of the chair. Karen Brown explains how to go about it.

David Spence

David Spence, acting chair of Debra, describes why the charity moved from a fully elected board to a more skills-based board while keeping members at the forefront of decision-making.

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