Charity Commission tightens governance approach
The Charity Commission recently raised concerns over poor governance in charities. High profile cases regarding fundraising and financial abuse were a particular concern for the reputation of the sector.
Over the last year there has been an increase in the number of cases opened by the Commission and more trustees have been removed to protect charities from abuse. There have also been significant updates to the guidance provided to trustees to encourage good governance and strong leadership.
In its new regulatory approach statement, issued in January 2017, the Commission focuses on promoting charity trustees’ compliance with their legal obligations as well as enhancing the rigour with which it holds charities accountable. Their aim is to promote public trust and confidence in charities and thereby to encourage charitable giving and endeavour in all its forms.
For more information on charity governance please contact Elizabeth Irvine.