The Charity Commission has published revised guidance on conflicts of interest. While the legal position remains the same, Sam Younger, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, has commented on the tougher tone of the guidance and has stated that the Commission expects trustees to take more robust action when handling conflicts of interest. By choosing to issue this guidance when operating on minimal resources, it is clear that the Commission views conflicts of interest as a priority and will be adopting a more forceful approach when dealing with charities that fall foul of the rules.

Andrew Studd, partner in the charity and social business team, discusses the revised guidance.

Conflicts of Interest – Charity Commission publishes revised guidance.pdf