13 Sep 2016
While charities appear to be steamrollering ahead of the private sector on women in the boardroom, all is not as favourable as it seems. Andrew Hind comments on where the sector is failing.
A finance director raises concerns over the president's jet-setting at the charity's expense, particularly as her unaffiliated husband reaps the benefits too.
At the end of an audit, the trustees are asked to sign a letter addressed to the audit firm, confirming, amongst other things, that they have told the auditors everything they need to know. Often trustees feel unsure about this letter. Why is it needed? Is the auditor just passing the buck? Is it safe to sign?
To encourage the sector’s HR Directors to offer opportunities to younger people is not in any way undervaluing the importance and significance of older workers.
The charity tribunal has rejected the latest appeal by Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds), the charity that wanted to be allowed to discriminate against gay couples that wish to adopt children.
Having decided that an ex gratia payment is needed, how do trustees treat the payment in accounts and the charity's annual report?
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