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Practical governance - Notifiable events

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Practical governance - Notifiable events

Date: 24 April 2019 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm
Course duration: 1 day
Venue: Bob Allan Conference Centre, Saracen House, 139 Saracen Street, Glasgow, G22 5AZ
Costs: Members £110.00 / Non-Members £210.00

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

This is one of a series of 4 workshop sessions, each looking at case studies and discussing how to deal with key governance matters, highlighting good (and poor) governance practice and the roles and duties of Committee/Board members and staff in addressing these. These sessions will consider not only the SHR’s regulatory requirements but also charity law, because over 92% of housing associations/co-operatives are charitable.

The workshops are useful for Committee/Board members and staff, each session will look at an important governance requirement and give delegates the chance to work together as they consider a case study.

Practical Governance – The ideal Committee/Board
Practical Governance – Charitable purposes
Practical Governance – Notifiable events
Practical Governance - Transparency

At present, the SHR requires notification of a range of events, such as the resignation (for any reason) of a housing association/co-operative’s senior officer. Similarly, the Office of the Scottish charity regulator (OSCR) may require notification of key events from a charity. This session will consider:

• The framework for notifications – SHR and OSCR requirements and how the two regulators work together regarding charitable housing associations/co-operatives
• Possible changes coming for notifiable events framework?
• Recognising events that may be notifiable – looking at case studies as well as regulatory guidance
• Steps that may follow notification – again, illustrated by case studies

Marion works with a wide range of housing associations and co-operatives, both large and small, advising primarily on governance, policy and contract issues and she has worked in the past on secondment with OSCR. Her governance work includes advising on constitutions, key governance documents such as codes of conduct for trustees and staff, and regulatory intervention. She has also advised many housing associations and co-operatives on work that is, or should be, carried out by trading subsidiaries and relationships between housing associations and co-operatives and other organisations.

Marion is an Associate with BTO Solicitors LLP, Glasgow, who is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Charity Law.

Trainer: Marion Davis