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
30 April, 2020

The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) has published a report on the importance of strategic thinking and governance in charitable foundations.

‘Strategy and Governance: The Pillars of Stronger Foundation Practice’ sets out seven characteristics of excellent foundation practice.

 

TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Eversheds Sunderland have organised this webinar for organisations worried about contracts during COVID-19. It will cover the legal obligations of contracts, with advice from lawyers. 

 

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 22 April, 2020 - 16:30 to 17:30
24 March, 2020

 

Coronavirus has had a local, national and global impact, and we know that many of Bristol's community groups and organisations are balancing increased demand for services with workforce challenges, from self-isolation and illness to adjusting to online working. 

Now more so than ever, Voscur aims to support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector as much as possible, and that includes being aware of financial struggles. 

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: 
Wednesday, 29 April, 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: 
Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00
28 January, 2020

 

The NCVO has launched a new report, The Road Ahead 2020, which reviews how the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector operates, and identifies areas for improvement.

Data security fraud
10 December, 2019

 

 

The Charity Commission has received several reports from charities who have been targeted by fraudsters impersonating members of staff, specifically attempting to change employees’ bank details. In all these cases the request was made through an email.

What to look out for

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