5 Jul 2016
Charity Business, the agency that provides outsourced financial back-office services, has ceased trading, leaving around 200 small and medium-sized charities without services and around 20 staff without jobs.
The independence of the voluntary sector is under threat from several angles, threats that were heightened in 2011 by public spending cuts, and new public service delivery models, the panel examining the state of the sector’s independence has concluded.
Caroline Cooke from the Charity Commission outlines five points charities should consider when delivering public services as part of a consortium.
The committee members of a learning disability charity recently transferred all the assets and liabilities to a charitable company to protect themselves from personal liability without informing the membership of the unicorporated charity. A charity lawyer and governance consultant respond.
There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.
Christine Rigby explains what powers charites have under the Companies Act 2006.
There's no disputing that trustees donate a lot of time to the charities they serve, but what about money? Martin Farrell suggests ways for trustees to get involved in fundraising.
Philip Smith explains the process for resolving a situation where the trustees had not complied with requirements under its articles of association.
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