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AoC Guidance on Governor Remuneration

This guide has been produced to help college corporation boards, senior leaders and governance professionals to clarify which processes should be used when considering remunerating and/or compensating board members ('governors').

Whistleblowing Procedure

The guidance aims to provide employees and workers with information about how to raise genuine concerns of suspected bribery, breaches of the law and other serious wrongdoings.

College Collaboration

This thought leadership article has been prepared by the education and charities specialist law firm, Stone King LLP, in collaboration with AoC to help colleges, their governing bodies and leaders explore and implement successful collaboration.

Letter to the Charity Commission on the Charities Act 2022

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport published a letter sent to the Charity Commission regarding the ex-gratia provisions in the Charities Act 2022.

Ex-gratia payments are where a charity has a moral rather than a legal obligation to transfer money or assets to someone outside its charitable purpose/beneficiaries. Such payments require Charity Commission authority. The relevant provisions in the Charities Act, which are yet to come into effect, would remove the need for Charity Commission authority for smaller payments (including transfer of assets).

It is now intended that Commission authority would still be required where a proposed ex-gratia payment, regardless of value, would involve the transfer of legal ownership to a recipient outside the UK (for example, a museum transferring an object to its country of origin).

Please contact the Governance Team for any further information.