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Charities and non-charities: why the difference matters

Today (8 August) we published the results of a recent consultation which will inform new guidance for publication later this year. The topic is a broad one – setting out the principles that trustees should follow when their charity works closely with a non – charitable organisation. We are pleased with the volume and quality of the responses and I really value the time that many have given to this.

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Automatic disqualification rules for charity trustees and charity senior positions

Guidance for individuals about automatic disqualification rules, what to do if you become disqualified and how to apply for a waiver.

This guidance is for individuals who want to find out if, and how the automatic disqualification rules apply to them. We have produced separate guidance for charities to help them prepare for the new rules.

The charity guidance also includes sample declarations that can be used for relevant senior manager and charity trustee positions.

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All change at the top for the Women’s Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust

At our Annual General Meeting we said farewell to Commander Andrea Crook RN, our Chairman of 7 years and welcomed our Vice Chairman Commander Heather Rimmer RN to the role of Chairman. We wish Andrea well with her forthcoming studies and thank her for her great contribution to the Trust and her additional support for the WRNS100 Project.

Heather will be joined by our new Vice Chairman, Commander Catherine Jordan RN who has been a Trustee for a year and we wish our new team good luck and every success.

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The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do

What’s required of a charity trustee, including your responsibilities to your charity.

Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else.

This guidance explains what being a trustee involves.

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