Governance

Our Governance and Charity Advice Service offers information and practical help about good governance for charities on a wide range of topics listed below. You can find out more about governance issues on our Governance and Charity Advice webpage or view our Governance Advice Notes for further support.

Effective online trustee meetings webinar recording

3 Jun 2020Denise Copeland COVID 19, Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity Advicetrustees, Governance

If you missed our webinar on 'Effective trustee meetings online'  you can watch it now via the link below.

Guidance for charities experiencing financial difficulties

29 May 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19)Governance, Finance, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

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

Trustee responsibilities under GDPR webinar recording

14 May 2020Denise Copeland Running your Organisation (COVID19), Governance (COVID19), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Governance, GDPR

If you missed our recent webinar on 'Trustee responsibilities under GDPR'  you can watch it now via the link below. 

Managing finance in difficult times webinar

13 May 2020Denise Copeland Running your Organisation (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Finance

If you missed our recent webinar on 'Managing finance in difficult times' delivered by Tony Clarke from Clarke & Co Accountants Ltd, you can watch it now via the link below. 

Wrongful trading provisions to be temporarily suspended for UK companies

10 Apr 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceFinance, Governance

Charitable companies and their trading subsidiaries will be relieved to hear that the government is planning to temporarily suspend wrongful trading provisions retrospectively from 1 March 2020 until 30 June. 

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

2 Apr 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance

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

2 Apr 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, regulation, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

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

1 Apr 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance

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

25 Mar 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceCOVID19 (Coronavirus), Governance

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.