Tuesday 22 November 2016

UK: consultation on new charity sector governance code for England and Wales

A consultation began earlier this month in respect of proposed changes to the code of governance for the voluntary and community sector: see here. It is proposed that the code should be renamed the "Charity Governance Code" (it is currently titled "Good Governance: a Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector"). A copy of the proposed new code, which will operate on the basis of 'apply or explain', is available here (pdf, English) and here (pdf, Welsh). Other changes are designed to place greater emphasis on board diversity and the role of the chair in promoting good governance.

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