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29 July, 2020

 

A new policy paper from Sir Brendan Barber, ACAS Chair from 2014-2020, calls for fairer, more inclusive and flexible workplaces and a new workplace contract as the nation recovers from coronavirus.

Building back: Making working lives better uses insight from long before coronavirus, as well as knowledge gathered during the pandemic. The paper recognises that:

29 July, 2020

 

The number of serious incidents reported to the Charity Commission has increased by 47% since last year.

The figure, published in the regulator’s recent annual report, show that 5,730 reports were submitted in the last year, compared to just 3,895 in 2018-19.

28 July, 2020

The Charity Commission has stated that it intends to launch a new online register of charities, with the aim of making it easier for the public to find information on the organisations which they need.

According to the commission, user research and experience will inform the design and layout in order to make the register easier to navigate; however, it has already said that interactivity will play a part in financial history graphs, while sector data will be presented in a simpler format.

 

Due to COVID-19, charities and community groups have had to move most face-to-face meetings online, and this includes meetings of their board and directors. However, you need to make sure your Articles of Association allow for remote meetings, e.g. 'by suitable electronic means'.

This guidance, produced by Voscur, explains the two options you have if there is no clause in your Articles of Association allowing for remote meetings. 

This course provides basic information and understanding for new trustees or those who want to refresh their understanding, of what a trustee is, their legal obligations and their role and responsibilities within an organisation.

What is this course about?
It does what it says on the tin! This course gives an overview of the roles and responsibilities of trustees and what it takes to do the role well.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 13 October, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:30

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00
15 July, 2020

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) is one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people.

28 May, 2020

The government has published new legislation that relaxes corporate governance and insolvency law to help organisations under pressure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020, organisations will be given greater flexibility over things like holding member meetings electronically.

The proposed measures will come into force at the end of June. The bill is limited and will expire on the 30 September, unless it is extended.

In summary the bill allows:

27 May, 2020

 

The Charity Commission has appointed former Staffordshire Police Deputy Chief Constable Nick Baker, to its newly created Chief Operating Officer Role.

The new post focuses on corporate functions, including HR, finance, governance, risk and assurance, and will be based in Liverpool, the Commission’s main office.

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00

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