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Financial governance – tips for Trustees

16 Nov 2018

In the final blog in our series celebrating Trustees Week, Jenny Simpson, Head of Charity Services at Wylie & Bisset, looks at the information Trustees need to demonstrate sound financial governance of their charity.

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Financial governance – tips for Trustees

Appointing Trustees

15 Nov 2018

In the fourth of our blogs celebrating Trustees Week, Head of Charity Services at Wylie & Bisset, Jenny Simpson, looks at the governance processes charities should consider when appointing new Trustees.

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Appointing Trustees

Protecting your charity tax status in one simple step

14 Nov 2018

In the third in our series of guest blogs for Trustees Week, Jenny Simpson, head of Charity Services at Wylie & Bisset, explores a relatively minor failing in governance but one which could have major implications for charities.

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Protecting your charity tax status in one simple step

Trustee Governance - conflicts of interest and related party transactions

13 Nov 2018

Celebrating Trustees Week, the second in our series of guest blogs exploring common governance issues in charities, Jenny Simpson, Partner and Head of Charity Services at Wylie & Bisset LLP, looks at conflicts of interest and related transactions.

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Trustee Governance - conflicts of interest and related party transactions

The impact of missed trustee meetings

13 Nov 2018

In the first of a series of guest blogs for Trustees Week, exploring the most common governance issues we see in charities in charities, Jenny Simpson, Partner at Wylie & Bisset LLP and Head of the specialist Charity Services team discusses attendance by Trustees at Board and Sub-Committee meetings.

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The impact of missed trustee meetings

New guidance launched on Charity Investments

12 Nov 2018

OSCR’s Head of Professional Advice and Intelligence, Laura Anderson talks about our first guidance on Charity investments.

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New guidance launched on Charity Investments

Safeguarding and beyond: Working together to build good practice

19 Oct 2018

Head of Engagement Jude Turbyne talks about the collaborative work OSCR has done to increase safeguarding awareness throughout the sector and highlights some of the work that needs done in this area now and in the future.

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Safeguarding and beyond: Working together to build good practice

Asset Transfer Route Map

20 Aug 2018

Linda Gillespie (Community Ownership Support Service (COSS)) talks about the Asset Transfer Route Map and how it could work for you and your charity.

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Asset Transfer Route Map

OSCR consultation on Charity Investments: guidance and good practice

13 Aug 2018

Julie Hutchison, co-author of the draft Investment Guidance, introduces the OSCR consultation on Charity investments: guidance and good practice. Julie is the Charities Specialist at Standard Life Wealth.

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OSCR consultation on Charity Investments: guidance and good practice

Governance is important - why?

04 Jul 2018

Paula Duncan, one of OSCR's Engagement Managers, talks about why Governance is important and a new Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector (Code), written by Scotland's Third Sector Governance Forum. And they want YOUR views on it!

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Governance is important - why?
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