I recently took part on the Stone King debate ‘To be, or not to be (a registered charity), that is the question’. The debate asked if the traditional charity model can survive into the future. I was on Team 2B (arguing in favour of being a charity) with Children England’s Chief Executive Kathy Evans and […]

October 21st, 2019

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The Charity Governance Code steering group will be consulting later on this year on an update to to Code to try to improve it still further. With what feels like a blink of an eye, its now two years since publication of the new edition of the Charity Governance Code. The Code, which is designed […]

August 7th, 2019

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Response to NCVO’s consultation on a Code of Ethics

September 17th, 2018

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… urge the final Civil Society Strategy to include firm commitments to support the continuous improvement of the sector’s governance.

May 22nd, 2018

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The Charity Commission in its current consultation on the content of the 2018 Annual Return is proposing to ask all those charities who employ staff who are receiving a salary above £60k to identify the number of staff being paid within salary bands above this figure, and to state the pay of chief executives (CEOs) […]

November 24th, 2017

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Free templates for using the Charity Governance Code

November 13th, 2017

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My first charity governance code webinar, courtesy of Norman Blisset @gallanach_eltd.

October 18th, 2017

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This blog was written for Civil Society Futures. Civil Society Futures asked me to blog about the new Charity Governance Code. Although, as chair of the Code’s Steering Group, I’ve written lots of articles about it, this request immediately put me into a spin as I wondered what was so newsworthy and interesting about the […]

September 12th, 2017

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After a year of discussion and consultation, I’m delighted that we’re finally launching the new charity governance code. The code provides a framework for charities to meet current day expectations of what good governance looks like, and it will help charities shape a continuous improvement to their approach. The code is overseen by a steering […]

July 28th, 2017

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Tips and lessons from acting as the specialist adviser to the House of Lords Charities’ Select Committee

April 3rd, 2017

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