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Annual Training Event March 10, 2010

Rivington Place, London

Janet Slade, Senior Accountant (Accountancy Policy) at the Charity Commission
Peter Gotham, member of the SORP committee

What’s new in Charity reporting and regulation:
Peter will give a view from the SORP committee, looking at the current work of the committee including the outcome of the SORP research project and the ASB's proposals for convergence with IFRS.
Janet will look at what's new from the Charity Commission, in particular: public benefit and public benefit reporting, current trends in compliance and whistleblowing, the CIO and environmental responsibility.

Jane Klauber and Deborah Nathan of Russell-Cooke LLP

Jane Klauber is the employment partner with in the charity law team at Russell-Cooke LLP. She advises charities and not for profit organisations on all aspects of employment law including unfair dismissal, discrimination, restructuring and the application of the Tupe regulations.
Deborah Nathan is a solicitor in the Charity team at Russell-Cooke LLP and specialises in employment. She advises on all aspects of employment law, including dismissals, employment contracts and policies and TUPE. She represents charities and not for profit bodies in Employment Tribunal litigation and provides seminars and training on areas including parental rights, discrimination, volunteers and sickness absence.

Employment law update
All organisations are concerned about the risk of employment claims from staff. This session aims to identify the main areas of concern and will cover:-

  • Employment status: ensuring you’re aware of the full extent of your workers’ rights;
  • Volunteers: avoiding the inference of employment rights;
    Creating robust procedures – what are the essentials you need to have?
  • Update on the Working Time Regulations;
    Disciplinary and grievance procedures – the new ACAS Code of Practice
  • Diversity update: a brief review of the important developments in this area;
  • Case law update highlighting significant developments in the last year.

Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive of Directory of Social Change

Debra will give a keynote address on the future of the charity sector in the present economic climate. This will be followed by a Panel session where the issues that Debra raises are discussed, and questions from the audience are invited.

Workshop: Geoffrey Horley of Chittenden Horley, and long standing CPF member

Going concern
Geoffrey will present a case study on going concern issues facing trustees, auditors and accountants of charities, with active participation from delegates.

Price & Booking Information

CPF Members £55 per delegate

Others £70 per delegate