Governance Advice Notes
Our Governance and Charity Advice Team has produced these essential guides to good governance, covering everything from setting up a group and achieving charitable status to best practice on committees.
From 6 April 2016 companies, including not for profit companies, are legally required to keep a register of individuals or legal entities that have control over them, known as ‘people with significant control (PSC)’ and ‘relevant legal entities (RLEs)’
This guidance is designed to help committees of small voluntary and community groups understand their basic responsibilities. It describes procedures which can help committees to prevent problems occurring.
This is a general guide to insurance. It uses detailed explanations to highlight different types of insurance policies and includes real life examples to give an overview of all policies. There is also information on risk assessment.
This article outlines the different types of collections charities can undertake, the legal requirements, good practice procedures for collections, and some guidelines for individuals who wish to donate to good causes.
This article provides a general guide on the administration requirements that charities and other not for profit organisations which are incorporated as companies limited by guarantee must adhere to.
This guide will help organisations identify how to avoid conflicts of interest and how to act appropriately if one does develop. It sets out the legal background and has a sample conflict of interest policy and a sample declaration of interest form.