Submitted by linda.barlow on Thu, 10/01/2013 - 12:15
A new year and 2013 has seen the Charity Commission register the first Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)!
What are the basics of a CIO?
The framework for the CIO is set out in the Charities Act 2011, which provides that a CIO should:
be a corporate body;
have a constitution;
have a principal office in England/Wales;
have one or more members.
This basic framework is supported by The Charitable Incorporated Organisation (General) Regulations 2012 and a variety of secondary legislation.
Submitted by linda.barlow on Mon, 24/09/2012 - 16:38
Linda Barlow provides a summary of the advice given to a member of Co-operatives UK which believed that the Chair of the co-operative (who was also a member of the Board) should not reside over a particular meeting due to conflict of duty/loyalty.
Submitted by SarahA on Fri, 15/07/2011 - 10:40
The most comprehensive suite of resources ever to be developed for community enterprises has been launched today by Co-operatives UK to give community enterprises access to top quality financial, legal and governance advice.
Submitted by SarahA on Thu, 27/01/2011 - 13:31
Co-operatives UK has been invited to partner with the Co-operative Group on an exciting new initiative: The Co-operative Women’s 2020 Challenge, and we want your say!
Female talent needs to be underpinned at all levels if companies are to improve gender diversity in the boardroom, the CIPD’s HRD conference heard yesterday.
“It’s important to have women on boards,” said Fiona Cannon, director of diversity and inclusion at Lloyds Banking Group. “But unless talent pipelines are built early on businesses will not be able to sustain it – and where will the next generation of women leaders come from?”
Cannon told delegates that the bank had been stepping up its efforts to develop and retain senior level women in recent years...
The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading campaign for women’s equality and rights. We trace our roots back to 1866, when Millicent Garrett Fawcett began her lifetime’s work leading the peaceful campaign for women’s votes.
Our vision is of a society where women and our rights and freedoms are equally valued and respected and where we have equal power and influence in shaping our own lives and our wider world.
In 2010 government commissioned Lord Davies of Abersoch to find out what was preventing women becoming board members, and to develop a strategy to increase the number of women on the boards of listed companies.
His latest annual report shows that two years after the review there are more women in the boardrooms of the UK’s top companies. There is also a growing recognition that this benefits business, the economy and wider society.
As of 1 March 2013 the figures show within the FTSE 100: