Comment and speeches

Comment

From time to time, we publish comment pieces on topics or ideas relevant to the Commission's work. These are authored by individual members of staff and are not necessarily identical with the Commission's corporate position on issues. They may reflect new ways of thinking or approaching a subject.

Changing attitudes to ethical investment? Stephen Roberts, Head of Legal Policy and Litigation at the Charity Commission looks at the changing attitudes to ethical investment

Charity members and their duties Stephen Roberts, Head of Legal Policy and Litigation at the Charity Commission, reflects on whether members of charities have any duty towards the furtherance of the charitable purpose.

Cracking down on 'double defaulting' charities Kenneth Dibble explains why charity trustees in default of their reporting requirements can get themselves and their charity into serious legal trouble.

"Register it or risk losing it" Stephen Roberts looks at the motto: “register it or risk losing it” where a charity owns unregistered land.

Give with confidence this Christmas Our Chief Executive, Sam Younger, reflects on the importance of both charities and the public remaining accountable when giving this Christmas.

Charity trustees' basic duty to avoid or manage conflicts of interest Our Chief Legal Adviser, Kenneth Dibble, reflects on charity trustees' basic duty to avoid or manage conflicts of interest.

Uncharitable activities Our Head of Legal Services and Chief Legal Adviser, Kenneth Dibble, explains our approach to dealing with mismanagement in charities.

Protecting your charity's reputation Our Chief Executive, Sam Younger, reflects on trustees’ duty to protect their charities’ reputation.

Mind the pennies - using the Charity Tribunal Our Head of Legal Services and Chief Legal Adviser, Kenneth Dibble, explains why the Charity Tribunal doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective.

Telling your charity's story Our Head of Information and Communication, Sarah Atkinson, explains why telling your charity’s story in language the public understands is a crucial part of being accountable

What makes a charity? Our Head of Legal Services and Chief Legal Adviser, Kenneth Dibble, dispels myths about what makes a charity.

Signed, sealed, defaulted Our Chief Executive, Sam Younger, explains why late filing of charity documents is avoidable - and unacceptable.

Recent speeches

Commission staff speak at a range of events on a variety of subjects, ranging from the challenges facing charity trustees during times of change, to the Commission’s strategic review. These speeches may be of interest to charity trustees, journalists and anyone with a general interest in the charity sector.

Link to speechSpeaker / Date

Churches' Legislation Advisory Service

William Shawcross March 2014

The Lord Mayor’s Charity Leadership Programme

William Shawcross November 2013

Rathbones Charity Symposium

William Shawcross
September 2013

Westminster Social Policy Forum

Sam Younger
September 2013

The National Federation of Women's Institutes

William Shawcross
June 2013

ACEVO Annual Conference 2012

William Shawcross
November 2012

Almshouse Association annual conference

Dame Suzi Leather
June 2012
Leading your charity through a time of change

Dame Suzi Leather
July 2011

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