Corporation, provides a welcome boost for resident board members.
The new guidance states that a social landlord with a resident
in the best interests of the charity. The guidance goes on to suggest
suitable governance arrangements for such boards.
The guidance, first published in 1999, has been updated and includes
useful information for all charitable RSLs, although it is
particularly aimed at new organisations seeking registration with the
commission and the Housing Corporation.
Rosie Chapman, the Charity Commission's director of policy, said:
'We believe that this revised guidance will enable charitable RSLs to
design board structures that both meet the needs of their residents
while protecting the reputation of the charity itself.'
1. The Charity Commission is the organisation responsible for the
statutory regulation of charities in England and Wales.
2. Further information about the Charity Commission can be found
via the internetor through the
Single Enquiry Line 0870 333 0123.
3. The Charity Commission and the Housing Corporation have
streamlined the processes leading up to the registration of
prospective registered social landlords (RSLs) which are also
seeking registered charity status. This guidance is designed to
help such RSLs through this process.
4. This guidance replaces previous joint guidance from the
commission and the corporation and should be taken into account
when reading other publications such as those of the corporation on
its Regulatory Code and on Group Structures.