The new automatic trustee disqualification rules come into force today. These rules may also now extend to senior employees within your charity.
We have seen some examples of the new rules having an impact over the past few weeks and also assisted clients with applications for waivers permitting them to continue in their role despite being caught by the new rules.
The Charity Commission's guidance can be found below.
If you have any concerns please get in touch.
The rules, which currently only apply to trustees, protect charities from being run by people who meet certain criteria or who have specific unspent convictions. From 1 August 2018, changes to the rules mean there will be more restrictions on who can run a charity. The changes introduce new disqualification reasons, and will stop disqualified people from being able to act in some charity senior manager positions.