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'Many small charity trustees don't know what they are supposed to be governing' 2

10 Feb 2016 | Emily Corfe
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Many trustees of small charities don't understand their legal responsibilities and just accept whatever the chief executive says, a charity leader told a Parliamentary group yesterday.


'Many small charity trustees don't know what they are supposed to be governing'

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