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A free webinar, hosted jointly by HMRC and ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) is available on 

Managing Sick Leave and Pay

From 1 August 2018 the Charity Commission are tightening the rules on who can run a charity.

The Charity Commission have announced the changes to the format and questions of the charity annual return that will come into effect from August. 

The Charity Commission has guidance for charities on how to manage conflicts of interests. Trustees have a legal duty to act in the best interest of the charity and so if a decision mght be influenced by personal or other connected issues a conflict will arise.

During Small Charities Week, 18 - 23 June, NCVO (the National Council for Voluntary Organisation) is opening up its members-only content. This includes downloadable resources such as a financial procedures manual and their Study Zone videos on understanding and assessing impact.

After Oxfam: what lessons for Chairs?

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 5.30 pm - 8:00 pm, central London

NPC are holding an event to help trustees understand their role in learning from impact data and how to report on this.

Learning and impact reporting: how trustees should use impact data


2 July 2018, 4pm–6pm, followed by drinks, central London

The Association of Chairs have a free briefing that explores how the chair can help the board take a strategic approach to managing risk without getting bogged down in detail.

As a follow up to their report  - Diversity in Governance, the what, how and why - NPC are hosting a free breakfast seminar:

The Charity Governance Awards are an annual recognition of outstanding governance.  You can read the inspiring stories of the winners in seven categories:

Charities working together

Tuesday 12th June 2018, 8:30am - 9:30am, central London

Serious incidents- how to recognise and survive them.
Wednesday 27 June 2018, 10.00 - 13.00, Central London

Many small charities employ sessional or freelance staff without fully understanding when those arrangements might be considered employment by HMRC and lead to legal responsibilities.

Voluntary Action Lewisham is recruiting a new chairperson - could it be you? 

Knowhow Nonprofit has published a useful checklist written by Gillian Murray that guides small charities in achieving good governance and applying the Charity Governance Code.

The Association of Chairs is starting a new programme - called Beacon - for Chairs of smaller charities. Sign up to Beacon’s e-bulletin to:

 The Charity Commission has published a new guide to help trustees understand their responsibilities that will be sent out to new trustees.

The Open University's Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership has a free online course on Voluntary Sector Leadership that will help you:

- approach leadership in a more energetic and thoughtful way

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research has created a resource website for trustees and managers of charities, social enterprises and community organisations. As well as articles there are videos on topics such as cross sector working, mergers, strategy and core funding.