Back

Due to our firm’s annual update, our offices will be closing early today at 4:15pm. We will be open as usual from 9am Friday morning.

Get in Touch Menu

Top tips for charity trustees

14 April 2015

Conflicts of interest – On 1 May 2014, the Charity Commission updated their conflicts of interest guidance which contains a revised definition and introduces a three-step approach to handling conflicts of interest.

The essential trustee – On 25 November 2014, a new version of the Charity Commission’s “The essential trustee” guidance was published. It is due to publish a final version in Spring 2015 following recent consultation with trustees.

Public benefit reporting –  a reminder that trustees of registered charities must say in their trustees’ annual report how they have carried out the charity’s purposes for the public benefit.

Annual return 2015 – The updated online return is now ready. All registered charities with an income of more than £10,000 amd all CIOs who are reporting on their financial years ending in 2015 must complete the online form.

We're here to help
Disclaimer: All legal information is correct at the time of publication but please be aware that laws may change over time. This article contains general legal information but should not be relied upon as legal advice. Please seek professional legal advice about your specific situation - contact us; we’d be delighted to help.
Contact
Charlotte Cowdell BA (Hons), LLB
Senior associate, solicitor
View profile
Charlotte Brundson
Share this article
Resources to help

Related articles

Court ruling sees family miss out on £3M inheritance

Disputes

A court ruling has seen a family miss out on a £3 million inheritance following a text message between the testator and his will writer. In a recent High Court…

Simon Arneaud LLB (Hons)
Senior associate, solicitor

Willans gets wild with sponsorship of Lions at Large

We are pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring a lion in the 2025 Lions at Large campaign, part of Gloucestershire’s first ever Wild in Art sculpture trail. Between…

Willans
Solicitors

Employment law under Labour: what does the 'new deal' look like?

Employment & business immigration

How could employment law change under Keir Starmer if Labour go on to win the general election? With a general election looming, and polls leaning toward the UK having a…

Jenny Hawrot LLB (Hons)
Partner
Contact us