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Auto-Enrolment extension receives Royal Assent

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced a change to the age for automatic enrolment will be lowered from 22 to 18. These reforms also encompass the removal of the lower earnings limit for minimum contributions. This development empowers workers to save more for their pensions over an extended period. Under the new […]

Board Governance – What does good look like?

Governance is a term used to describe the trustees’ role in: • the long-term direction of the charity, including its objectives or purposes • implementing policies and activities to achieve objectives• complying with legal requirements • accountability to those with an interest or stake in the charity. Good governance should be embedded throughout a charity. The trustee […]

Managing Conflicts of Interest

Managing conflicts of interest Trustees have a duty to act in the best interest of their charity. There are two common types of conflict of interest: financial conflicts and loyalty conflicts. Financial conflictsThese conflicts happen when a trustee, or person or organisation connected to them, could get money or something else of value from a […]

The Six Legal Responsibilities of a Trustee

To kick off this years Trustees’ Week we are recapping the six legal responsibilities of a trustee.  Trustees play a pivotal role in the functioning of charitable organisations. Being a charity trustee offers the opportunity to contribute to a cause you care about and can be very rewarding. However, becoming a trustee involves commitment and […]