More co-ops? A report on how to make it happen

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) has launched an independent report, commissioned by the Co-operative Party, setting out an ambitious vision for a UK co-operative sector double the size it is today.

Positive Social Change

What is positive social change? Not all change is good and not everyone agrees about what is positive. So hear is what we mean: People addressing poverty and social exclusion working towards a more equal society enabling and encouraging participation in the arts enabling and supporting healthy lifestyles, physical activity and good diet campaigning against and educating people about prejudice …

How to prepare Charity Accounts

We have had over a year of the new SORP now so mist charities should already have prepared accounts under the new regime. In case you missed it, the Charity Commission published a guidance sheet on implementation issues earlier this year, which contains advice on common quandaries encountered. The sheet is advisory only. The new disclosure of funds received as …

Charity Governance Code

The good governance code was updated earlier in the year. It is not too long, is well written and readable and is a really practical guide on how to do a good job as a charity trustee. It has been developed by a group representing various different national charity organisations and is free to access.