A forum to support charities in the implementation of the Charity Governance Code

In partnership with MHA MacIntyre Hudson & CAF Bank

Kent Good Governance Charity Forum

The Kent Good Governance Charity Forum has been set up by Brachers, CAF Bank and MHA MacIntyre Hudson to support charities in understanding and implementing the Charity Governance Code.

The Code is a practical aid to assist charities, large and small, in ensuring that their operational practice and governance is fit for purpose in the challenging environment we all face today.

As legal, financial, regulatory and accounting partners, our focus is to use different pillars of the new code to look at practical solutions for issues all charities face. This is not about gold plating the rules, it is about using innovation to make things work for you.

Key details

Next Forum: Wednesday 12 June
Time: 8am - 10am
Venue: Bridgewood Manor Hotel, Walderslade Woods, Chatham, ME5 9AX
Cost: Free

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Further information

Alyson Howard, Not for Profit Partner, MHA MacIntyre Hudson will chair the event and will use some recent examples of Charity Commission Case Reports to show where governance failings have resulted in serious problems in a charity.

Christopher Eriksson-Lee, Partner and Head of Private Client at Brachers will focus on risk management and financial sustainability. Chris will discuss exposure to potential liability of charity trustees and the limits to exposure through charity structure. Chris will share tips on protecting against liability for charity trustees.

James Moon, Lead Advisory Manager at CAF will explore the role of trustees in decision making on fundraising. He will highlight the Governance code’s expectations of charities, large and small, and how this often translates in practice. And share insights from CAF’s experience of helping charities strengthen their fundraising strategy and governance.

Sue Rathmell, VAT Director MHA MacIntyre Hudson will examine the VAT treatment of common income streams for charities including grants, donations, fundraising events and business activities. She will discuss how the VAT treatment of income impacts on recovery of VAT incurred on a charity’s costs. Sue will also give an update on what charities need to do to comply with Making Tax Digital for VAT.

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Please take a look at the details from our last Kent Good Governance Charity Forum Event including a short video round up, a summary document, copies of the slides and the results of our interactive polls and Q&A during the session.

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