UPDATED CHARITY GOVERNANCE CODE

10th Oct 2017

The updated version of the Charity Governance Code has now been published, setting out higher standards and urging larger charities to carry out external reviews every three years. Other key recommendations include increasing diversity on boards, a limit of nine years for trustee terms unless a good reason is given, more oversight of subsidiaries and a stronger emphasis on the role of the chair. 

The code is overseen by a steering group of charity umbrella bodies comprised of the Association of Chairs; Acevo; ICSA: The Governance Institute; NCVO; the Small Charities Coalition; and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, and with an independent chair, Rosie Chapman.

Full details of the code are available on a new website here

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