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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.

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Charity chairs must let the chief executive be the chief executive and not “sit on their shoulder, sucking your teeth and saying ‘that’s not how I would have done it’,” veteran boardroom chair Dr Elizabeth Vallance told an audience of trustees yesterday.

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A team of nine independent financial advisers is planning to set up a new financial education charity.

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