As trustees of a charity, academy trust governors and directors should be familiar with Charity Commission guidance and the guidance on the. The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (CC3). 1 The Charity Commission expects trustees to take their responsibilities seriously. The new Charity Governance Code – Essential reading for all trustees launched the new edition of the Essential Trustee (CC3) and kicked off.

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Charity Commission: The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (CC3)

The governing document is a set of rules that explains commissipn your charity is run. The Charity Commission coommission released a new version of its trustee guidance The Essential Trustee CC3which includes a change to its definition of the word “should”. They said it “could easily lead to a situation where good practice recommendations from the commission are elevated to and treated as legal requirements that must be met by trustees.

Ciaran Price, policy officer at the policy and publishing charity the Directory of Social Changewhich had also been critical of the definition of “should” in the redraft, said the new version did “make a good effort to more clearly explain the very complex issue of the differences between what a trustee must and should do”.


PDFKB2 pages. UK uses cookies to make the site simpler. You must apply to register your charity with the Charity Commission if either: There are rules on what words you can use in your name. For a briefer overview, see Charity trustee: If you use assistive technology such as a screen reader and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email usability charitycommission.

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The new version of CC3published today, is 39 pages long and defines “should” as “meaning something is good practice that the commission expects trustees to follow and apply to their charity”. Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run.

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England and Wales see publications for Northern Ireland and Scotland. The document also included a clearer layout and links to other commission guidance, and was much shorter than the previous page chxrity at 31 pages.

To help us improve GOV. Published 1 March Last updated 3 May — see all updates. Previously, good practice was explained by the guidance as “what trustees should do”. Stay signed in for 30 days. Find out how to write your charity’s purposes. Find out how to write your governing document. Trustees are responsible for the operation of your charity.

The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (CC3)

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Charity Commission’s new version of trustee guidance CC3 changes definition of ‘should’

Your organisation must be able to show that it benefits the public. In February, a joint response to the consultation by the National Council for Voluntary Organisationsthe Charity Finance Group and the Association of Charitable Foundations said that the new tougher definition of “should” was not “consistent with basic commidsion law”.

Choose chxrity right charity structure. Check the names of registered charities. Sector bodies had raised major concerns about the tone and content of the preliminary redraft of CC3 after it was released by the commission in November — and, although several amendments made to the final version have been welcomed, one lawyer said today it still comkission “regulatory creep”.

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