Governance (COVID19)

Guidance for voluntary and community sector organisations to maintain good governance in the midst of the global COVID19 pandemic

Updates

Guidance for charities experiencing financial difficulties

The Charity Commission has published guidance for charity trustees of smaller charities experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 emergency.  

Wrongful trading provisions temporarily suspended for UK companies

Charitable companies, trading subsidiaries of charities and CICs will be relieved to hear that the government is temporarily suspending wrongful trading provisions retrospectively from 1 March 2020 until 30 September. 

Is your organisation carrying out different activities as a result of the coronavirus?

Many voluntary organisations are helping out with the impact of the coronavirus but are they restricted by their own governing document from doing so? 

Companies House - extension for filing accounts

Registered companies will be able to apply to Companies House for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts to help them deal with the impact of Covid-19

Charity Commission issues updated guidance for charities during the coronavirus outbreak

The Charity Commission's guidance now includes important advice on charity finance, safeguarding, charitable purposes, fundraising, data protection, annual reporting, charity meetings and charity registration. 

Charity meetings during the Coronavirus outbreak

Charity trustee meetings and AGMs are usually held on a face-to-face basis, however, during the coronavirus period charities will need to consider public health, while maintaining good governance at the same time.

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Governance and Charity Advice Manager

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