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The role of charity trustees

25 January 2016

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An exclusive extract from the brand new book, The ICSA Charity Law and Governance Handbook

Under section 177 of the Charities Act 2011, the legal definition of a charity trustee is ‘the persons having the general control and management of the administration of a charity’. The same definition is used under the law of Scotland. In this definition, the word ‘administration’ is potentially misleading. The board of trustees is the governing body of the charity; its trustees are operating at the most senior leadership level within the charity. The trustees have ultimate legal...

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