Commission could get further powers over trustee tenure

The current review of charity law being carried out by the Law Commission will consider the grounds on which the Charity Commission can suspend, remove or disqualify trustees. This was reported shortly after Sam Younger, chief executive of the Commission, said that it should be given a general power to disqualify individuals from becoming trustees. Civil Society Media http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/16043/.

Younger has also said that the Commission is working with umbrella bodies to develop new quality standards for charities by sub-sector, and has expressed interest in a proposal to limit trustee terms at larger charities. This was in connection with the launch of the ACEVO governance report (below), http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/16079/.