Charity Governance Code

A new charity governance code is now available for registered charities.  It is a practical tool to help charities and their trustees develop high standards of governance to comply with relevant laws and regulations.

Key recommendations include increasing diversity on boards, a suggested limit of nine years for trustee terms, 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.

You can find the code at

July 17, 2017


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