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You are probably reading this because you have just become, or are about to become, a charity trustee. If so, we welcome you and congratulate you. Your skills. 1. The Essential Trustee: What you need to know. Contents. A. Foreword. 2. B. The charity framework in brief. 3. C. Introduction. 4. D. Trustee duties at a glance. It’s a year since we launched the new edition of the Essential Trustee (CC3) and kicked off a campaign to get every trustee to read it.

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What were you doing? For a briefer overview, see Charity trustee: It needs to include your charity’s structure, name and purposes.

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Chris Priestley, a partner at the law firm Withers, who chaired the working party that put together the CLA response, said: You must apply to register your charity with the Charity Commission if either: Thank you for your feedback. The document also included a clearer layout and links to other commission guidance, and was much shorter than the previous page version at 31 pages. This report provides an overview of the current Close Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals today Read more articles each month Sign up for free specialised news bulletins Register Now Already Registered?

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The new version of CC3published today, is 39 pages long and defines “should” as “meaning something is good practice that the commission expects trustees to follow and apply to their charity”.

Check the alternatives to setting up a charity. Your organisation must be able to show that it benefits the public. What’s required of a charity trustee, including your responsibilities to your charity.

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Trustees are responsible for the operation of your charity. Request an accessible format. There is therefore a high risk of regulatory creep.

Previously, good practice was explained by the guidance as “what trustees should do”. Is this page useful?

The Essential Trustee – Charity Commission

The governing document is a set of rules wssential explains how your charity is run. Skip to main content. Ciaran Price, policy officer at the policy and publishing charity the Directory of Social Changewhich had also been critical of the definition of “should” in the redraft, said the new version did “make a good effort to more clearly explain the very complex issue of the differences between what a trustee must and should do”.

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The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (CC3)

Find out how to write your governing document. Cyber and data security – how prepared is your charity? Check if your organisation can be a charity. Check what you can call your charity You cannot register a name that’s the same as or similar to another charity. Find out how to write your charity’s purposes.

UK uses cookies to make the site simpler. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Sector bodies had raised major concerns about the tone and content of the preliminary redraft of CC3 after it was released by the commission in November — and, although several amendments made to the final version have been welcomed, one lawyer said today it still represented “regulatory creep”.

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This guidance explains what being a trustee involves, including: PDFKB2 pages. How charities can make the right impact For charities today the challenge is that Published 1 March Last updated 3 May — see all updates.