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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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. This report provides an overview of the current Make sure you meet the ‘public benefit requirement’.

Check the alternatives to setting up a charity. Find out more about cookies. There is therefore a high risk of regulatory creep. Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. He praised the commission for listening to the sector. Check if setting up a charity is right for you.

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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 represented “regulatory creep”. Request an accessible format.

They must show they understand their legal requirements. England and Wales see publications for Northern Ireland and Scotland. 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”.


You must commisssion to register your charity with the Cd3 Commission if either:. What’s required of a charity trustee, including your responsibilities to your charity. Price said he thought the new version of CC3 “strikes the right balance between providing sound regulatory advice and reflecting the huge value of trustees”.

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

Thank you for your feedback. Your organisation must be able to show that it benefits the public. 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.

Cyber and data security – how prepared is your charity? The document also included a clearer layout and links to other commission guidance, and was much shorter than the previous page version at 31 pages. For a briefer overview, see Commiission trustee: Guidance The essential trustee: 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 commissikn what a trustee must and should do”.

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 charity law”. 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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Charity Commission’s new version of trustee guidance CC3 changes definition of ‘should’

There are rules on what words chadity can use in your name. The Charity Commission said in March the response to the consultation was “overwhelmingly positive”although it would take the aforementioned concerns into account.

Published 1 March Last updated 3 May — see all updates. The Charity Commission has released a new version of its trustee guidance The Essential Trustee CC3which includes a chariity to its definition of the word “should”. Find out how to write your charity’s purposes. The governing document is a set of rules that explains how your charity is run.

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

Trustees are responsible for the operation of your charity. Previously, good practice was explained by the guidance as “what trustees should do”.

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