You are probably reading this because you have just become, or are about to become, a charity trustee. If so, we welcome you and congratulate you. Your skills. 1. The Essential Trustee: What you need to know. Contents. A. Foreword. 2. B. The charity framework in brief. 3. C. Introduction. 4. D. Trustee duties at a glance. It’s a year since we launched the new edition of the Essential Trustee (CC3) and kicked off a campaign to get every trustee to read it.

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Check what you can call your charity You cannot register a name that’s the same as or similar to another charity. The Charity Commission said in March the response to the consultation was “overwhelmingly positive”although it would take the aforementioned concerns into account. The Charity Commission has released a new version of its trustee guidance The Essential Trustee CC3which includes a change to its definition of the trushee “should”.

Find out how to choose a charity structure. 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 truetee and apply to their charity”.

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Request an accessible format. The document also included a clearer layout and links to other commission guidance, and was much shorter than trsutee previous page version at 31 pages.

Check who’s eligible to be a trustee and what skills they need to have Find and appoint trustees You are currently viewing: Managing risk at outdoor events Wednesday, 15 Aug Partner Content: 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 trusted was not “consistent with basic charity law”.


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Part of Set up a charity: Chris Priestley, a partner at the law firm Withers, who chaired the working party that put together the CLA response, said: This guidance explains what being a trustee involves, including: Find out how to write your charity’s purposes.

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

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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 trustes a good effort to more clearly explain the very complex issue of the differences between what a trustee c3 and should do”. You must apply to register your charity with the Charity Commission if either:. Choose the right charity structure. They must show they understand their legal requirements.

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The Essential Trustee – Charity Commission

They may be called trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else. Previously, good practice was explained by the guidance as “what trustees should do”.

Governance The Charity Commission News. Maybe Yes this page is useful No this page is not useful Is there anything wrong with this page? The regulator’s updated guidance makes the amendment in response to sector concerns that the previous definition was not consistent with charity law.

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

Guidance The essential trustee: Check the alternatives to setting up a charity. Read about your trustees’ legal responsibilities.

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England and Wales see publications for Northern Ireland and Scotland. What were you doing? 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.

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