Charity Trustee duties
New guidance on decision making for charity trustees has been issued. The guidance, called It's Your Decision, highlights key principles of decision making that the courts and the Charity Commission expect trustees to apply when they are making significant or strategic decisions about their charity.
It states that trustees must: act within their powers; act in good faith and only in the interests of the charity; make sure they are sufficiently informed; take account of all relevant factors; ignore any irrelevant factors; manage conflicts of interest; and make decisions that are within the range of decisions that a reasonable trustee body could make. It also states that trustees must be able to show how they have followed these principles.
To access the guidance, please click here.