Morning, Thursday, 18th January 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will focus on the future for charity law and regulation in England and Wales.
The discussion is timed as a draft Bill on charity law is expected to be taken forward next year, following the final report of the Law Commission’s consultation on Technical Issues in Charity Law in September.
Sessions will focus on what more can be done to simplify the current system, looking in particular at proposals to reform the regulation of land transactions and permanent endowment, workings of cy-près rules in situations where too much or too little is raised for a fundraising appeal, as well as the future framework for charity taxation.
In the context of the Charity Commission’s indication that it would withdraw its own governance guidance in favour of the Code Steering Group’s newly revised Good Governance code, further sessions will consider key issues surrounding charity governance. Delegates will have an opportunity to discuss the framework for amending governing documents, as well as the implications for the role of trustees after the Charity Commission issued new guidance on the management of conflicts of interest, and as government prepares to widen the list of offences subject to automatic disqualification legislation.
This conference is expected to bring together policymakers and regulators with a range of stakeholders from across the charity sector - including charitable incorporated organisations, charitable companies, unincorporated associations and trusts - alongside lawyers, advisors, think tanks, campaign groups and reporting press.