Charity Governance Code Update

An updated charity governance code – for charities of all shapes and sizes in England and Wales – was launched last week, following a rigorous consultation between the steering committee and the charity sector earlier in the year. This is a refresh rather than an overhaul of the Code, which however brings about important enhancements

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The Future of AGMs

From mid-March UK regulators realised guidance – behind other countries – encouraging hybrid AGMs but denying a complete virtual move. This was later expanded upon however and new measures were introduced granting greater flexibility. AGMs could now be conducted online, by phone, using only proxy voting or even postponed completely. This new freedom came with

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Why you might still struggle to recruit Company Secretaries and Governance professionals despite the recession…

According to the ONS (September, 2020), in August the number of employees on payrolls in the UK was down by c695,000 compared with March 2020. The unemployment rate has also risen to 4.1%, while the number of people claiming benefits has risen by 120% between March and August! Looking at the data, redundancies are predominantly

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