Price Bailey Charity Partner joins panel for prestigious Westminster Legal Policy Forum

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Helena Wilkinson, Partner and Head of Not for Profit at Price Bailey will join a panel of Charity industry experts to discuss the latest viewpoints on accountability and reporting, the role of Trustees and the implications of the new Charity Governance Code. Looking at current and emerging priorities for regulating the sector, the panel will discuss what the next steps should be for charity law and regulation.

Following the latest release of the ‘Charity Governance Code’, governance has become a hot topic within the Charity sector. The ‘Taken on Trust’ report, published by the Charity Commission expressed some serious concerns over the recruitment and training of Trustees within the sector, highlighting a renewed focus on Board performance.

Helena, who is also Vice-Chair of the ICAEW Charity and Voluntary Sector Group, will join panel members including Rosie Chapman, Chair of the Charity Governance Code Steering Group and former Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities, alongside other leading industry experts, with an open Q&A chaired by MP Susan Elan Jones.

Helena Wilkinson comments: “Charities are facing a growing list of challenges; their governance arrangements need to be appropriate and robust, providing a strategic focus to deliver sustainability and to withstand closer scrutiny from regulators. This important and timely debate will not only discuss the governance issues currently faced by the sector but will also look to the future, uncovering what the next steps should be for charity law and regulation, and therefore what charities should expect.”

The event will be held on Thursday 18 January at 1 Wimpole Street, London in at 11.30am. To book your place please visit http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/conference/charity-law-2018

Helena will also be speaking the University of Salford on Thursday 8 March 2018 on their first Charity Regulation Conference: Stronger governance in the third sector. The conference is aimed at senior leaders in the sector, and she will deliver the latest thinking on financial management, corporate governance and strategic planning for charities.