Press release

Commission to hold public meeting in Birmingham

Trustees, charities and charity advisers are invited to attend on 9 July 2015.

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The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, in conjunction with the Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC), is inviting charities, trustees and charity advisers to attend its next free public meeting in Birmingham on Thursday 9 July 2015.

Those attending the meeting will benefit from presentations from senior staff on the following topics:

  • trustee duties and responsibilities
  • financial accountability issues - accounts defaulting, self-dealing and fraud
  • demonstrating financial resilience - income diversification and managing reserves
  • campaigning - what you can and can’t do, lessons from the election

Attendees will also be given an overview of the commission’s activities and the opportunity to ask questions of the Chief Executive, Paula Sussex.

The event is primarily of interest to trustees of charities in the West Midlands area, however it is also suitable for charity employees and advisers.

The meeting will take place at BVSC, The Centre for Voluntary Action, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DR between 11am and 2.20pm. The meeting is free to attend.

To confirm your attendance, please email PublicMeetings@charitycommission.gsi.gov.uk - spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis, only two attendees per organisation.

The full agenda can be found on our Public meetings page.

Please note: members of the press are also invited to attend. For further information about the meeting, or to confirm your attendance, please contact the press office.

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Notes to editors

  1. The Charity Commission is the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales.
  2. We are the independent registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales, acting in the public’s interest, to ensure that: * charities know what they have to do * the public know what charities do * charities are held to account

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Published 29 May 2015