By Philip Kirkpatrick, Greyham Dawes and Cecile Gillard
[Charities are subject to ever-increasing regulation, more active policing by charity regulators and wider public scrutiny, making it of the utmost importance that they comply strictly with the law. ]
The extensive practical impacts of the Charities and Companies Acts of 2006 and the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 are now "biting" on all legal forms of charities and their subsidiary trading companies.
Jordans Charities Administration Service addresses the consequences providing the up-to-date legal, administrative and regulatory information
What's New in Update 20?
This issue contains general updating throughout, especially in light of the changes brought about by the Charities Act 2006 and the Companies Act 2006. In addition we have intoduced the following:
Contains a new checklist in Document  outlining the steps charities need to take in order to comply with the new public benefit regime
Contains new sections on relevant charity mergers and the new type of transfer document known as the vesting declaration
Contains revised accounting and reporting thresholds
Contains a secondment agreement in Document [2A]
Contains a new investment policy in Document 
Written in plain language by a team of professional charity advisers with extensive expert knowledge of the charity sector, including lawyers, an accountant and a company secretary, this work is designed specifically for use by professionals working in the charity sector, whether a charity is a limited company, a trust or an unincorporated association.
This work contains sample forms, checklists and model documents along with extensive practical notes on every aspect of running a charity - from setting up a trust deed to financial and other public reporting.
Written in plain language and divided into discrete sections, every chapter contains a summary of the most important principles relating to that subject area so you can easily gain a quick overview.
Inclusion of forms and other precedents on the CD-ROM allows you to complete documentation on screen, print and save it (in Microsoft Word) or even to adapt and save the template in accordance with your own requirements.
Written by professional charity advisers with extensive expert practical knowledge of the charity sector.
Checklists, sample forms and model documents include new material for the latest charity and company law changes and indicate exactly how to deal with events and transactions in practice.
Comprehensive updating to the manual ensures you are aware of all the most recent news and developments in the area and have that information at your fingertips.
Jordans Charities Administration Service contains sample forms, checklists and model documents along with extensive practical notes on every aspect of running a charity - from setting up a trust deed to financial reporting.
Jordans Charities Administration Service provides guidance, checklists and model documents on:
- Personnel and employment procedures - including contracts, disciplinary and dismissal procedures
- Child protection and discrimination
- Fundraising, trading and tax - legacies, sponsorship, professional fundraisers, lotteries, trading and public collections
- Public accountability and reporting - disclosures, records and registers, accounting and reporting
- Investment, grants and land; risk management and insurance - including risk policy and risk assessment
- Website and electronic communication, data protection, freedom of information and intellectual property
- Dispute resolution and credit control - with model documents for demands and claims, instructing a solicitor and issuing proceedings
- The Companies Act 2006 - the latest impacts on charitable companies and trading subsidiaries and how to meet them
- Scottish content - giving essential guidance on the legislation that affects all charities operating in Scotland
- Table of Statutes
- Table of Statutory Instruments
- Table of Forms and Publications
- Division A: Setting up a Charity
- Division B: Regulatory Regime
- Division C: Constitutional amendments and restructuring
- Division D: Names and Logos
- Division E: Governance and legal administration
- Registered office / correspondence address
- Trustees - general
- Directors' / trustees' retirement and cessation of office
- Removal of directors/trustees
- Proceedings of directors/trustees
- Delegation and committees
- The secretary
- Signing, sealing and execution of documents
- Charity stationery - statutory requirements
- Electronic communications and voting
- Bank accounts
- Division F:Members' Meetings
- Annual accounts and reports and annual general meeting
- General meetings and resolutions
- Proxies and authorised representatives
- Written resolutions of members
- Division G: Public accountability and reporting
- Division H: Personnel
- Division I: Fundraising, trading and tax
- Public collection
- Disaster appeals
- Division J: Investments
- Division K: Subsidiary trading companies
- Division L: Charity contracts
- Specimen service agreements
- Division M: Grants
- Division N: Dispute resolution and credit control
- Division O: Acquiring, mortgaging and disposing of land
- Division P: Risk management and insurance
- Risk management
- Division Q: Data protection and freedom of information
- Division R: Intellectual property
- Division S: Websites and electronic communications
- Division T: Discrimination
- Division U: Policies
NOTE: This looseleaf publication comes with CD-ROM. 3 Updates per year; chargeable upon release.
The manual is published in association with the NCVO (the National Council for Voluntary Organisations). The NCVO is the umbrella body for the voluntary sector in England with a membership of over 1000 voluntary organisations, ranging from the large national bodies to community groups, volunteer bureaux and development agencies working at local level.
They represent the views of their members and the wider voluntary sector to Government, the Charity Commission, the EU and other bodies. They also provide high quality information and advice to voluntary organisations through their Helpdesk, publications, NCVO News, events and information networks.