Charity Governance

Charity Governance

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This book is a clear and practical guide to the legal and regulatory framework within which charities operate and its impact on their governance. Written by lawyers who specialise in advising charities, and drawing on the guidance provided by the Charity Commission and HM Revenue & Customs as well as the relevant law, it is aimed at the trustees and senior employees of charities and the lawyers, accountants, investment managers and other professionals who advise them. Charity Governance deals comprehensively with charitable companies, charitable trusts, charitable incorporated organisations and other charitable bodies and with the legislative changes made by the Charities Act 2006, the Companies Act 2006 and the Finance Act 2006. Written by a leading charity law firm this book will provide a practical account of the law and regulation applying to charities and how best to comply through good governance.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 466 pages
  • 156 x 246 x 28mm | 884.51g
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 1846613000
  • 9781846613005
  • 1,576,243

Table of contents

CONTENTS * What is a charity? * Charitable companies and trusts, charitable incorporated organisations and other types of charity * The modern legal and regulatory framework for charities * The role and powers of the Charity Commission * Members' rights and duties * Governance structures * Trustees' duties and liabilities * The exercise of trustees' powers * Trustees' appointment and retirement, decision-making and other aspects of trustee governance * Income and endowment, reserves, acquiring and disposing of land and other aspects of asset-holding by charities * Investment and trading by charities * Taxation * Secured and unsecured borrowing by charities * Reporting and accountability * Constitutional changes, mergers, incorporations and other forms of restructuring, including insolvency
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