13 Sep 2016
Some of the Charity Commission’s new powers “threaten the independence of charities”, NCVO has said in its response to a Commission consultation on new powers to disqualify trustees.
In this article Jan Masaoka looks at short-term and long-term strategies for trustees known as dead wood or worse.
MPs from both sides of the House took the Charity Commission to task over its handling of the Atlantic Bridge affair yesterday, with Conservatives accusing the regulator of bias against right-leaning organisations and Labour saying it was not tough enough.
The Conservative chair of the Public Administration Select Committee used the Charity Commission’s evidence session before the Committee yesterday to grill Commission chair Dame Suzi Leather about her personal views on the charitable status of public schools.
There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.
A recent case highlights the importance of complying exactly with the conditions of a break clause, says Kate Slattery.
A chief executive questions whether it is still in the best interests of the charity for them to continue to be a member of the board.
A worried chairman seeks advice after learning that a former employee plans to sue the charity for discrimination.
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