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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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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Here is my blog that accompanied the launch of the consultation on the proposed new Charity Governance Code. Yesterday, the start of Trustee Week, saw the launch of consultation on a refreshed and renamed Charity Governance Code. The Code is overseen by a Steering Group of ACEVO, Association of Chairs, ICSA: The Governance Institute, NCVO, […]

November 8th, 2016

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I worry about the dental health of staff working for organisations tackling domestic poverty. Norman Tebbit’s pronouncement last week on families using foodbanks to stock up on the basics while spending benefits on junk food must have caused a spike in teeth grinding. The ammunition we’ve got about the growth of in-work poverty is stacking up. […]

March 27th, 2014

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