New charities need clearer guidance on governance

Research ‘Governance arrangements in newly-registered charities’ has been produced by Chartered Secretaries body ICSA to help the Charity Commission identify areas where new or better advice, guidance and support may be needed. It finds that while the process of registering a new charity is clear and straightforward, newly registered charities would benefit from clearer and simpler guidance on how to get started.

The research also reveals weaknesses in practical arrangements for managing key areas of governance such as financial control, risk management, conflicts of interest, decision-making and strategy.

ICSA news item with link to report (pdf, 206KB).