Scotland’s charity regulator OSCR is currently undertaking a full revision of its key guidance for charity trustees, and is requesting feedback on its draft publication.
The consultation, which opened in September, closes on Friday 18th December 2015. The final guidance is due for publication in spring 2016.
“Guidance for Charity Trustees” has been updated in light of the Scottish Charity Regulator’s experience over the past nine years, and aims to support those running the country’s 24,000 charities in meeting their legal duties.
Key features of the updated guidance include a less formal tone, illustrative examples, and web-based sections that allow users to navigate easily between areas of particular interest to their own organisations.
Laura Anderson, the Scottish Charity Regulator’s Head of Enforcement, said that the updated guidance would draw upon this experience, and called on the sector to play its part by responding to the consultation.
‘We’re keen to know what charities and their advisors make of the guidance – please have a look and tell us what you think,’ she added.
To read the draft guidance, or respond to the consultation, please visit OSCR’s website.