The Essential Trustee – a consultation

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The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, is today launching a consultation on an updated draft of its guide to trustees’ duties, ‘The essential trustee (CC3)’.

The new draft follows recent commission guidance on decision making and conflicts of interest. The consultation is running until February, and the responses will shape the final version of the guidance.

The most significant change is a new explanation of what the commission expects of trustees. Commission guidance currently distinguishes between legal requirements (what trustees ‘must’ do) and minimum good practice standards that are not legal requirements (what trustees ‘should’ do).

For more information go to https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-essential-trustee-cc3-new-version

The closing date for responses to this consultation is 17 February 2015.

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