NCVO/Bates Wells Webinar: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 – the key implications for charities and voluntary organisations

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Is your company or charity holding a members’ meeting over the coming months? Or are you concerned about serious financial difficulty as a result of the crisis? The government last week published the corporate insolvency and governance bill 2020, intended to relax corporate governance and insolvency law requirements. Bates Wells, in association with NCVO, is hosting this free webinar to discuss the changes being introduced by the bill and the practical implications for charities and voluntary organisations.
Date: 2 June
Time: 10.00–11.30 

The new bill is intended to provide organisations with breathing space to continue to trade – and potentially avoid insolvency – due to the unprecedented financial pressures caused by the coronavirus crisis. These provisions could be a great help to organisations which are facing serious financial hardship in the midst of this crisis. 
The bill also introduces measures which could benefit a much wider range of organisations by including a more flexible framework for the holding of members’ meetings. For example, it introduces an ability to hold meetings electronically even if not currently authorised under an organisations’ governing document. These measures will be particularly helpful for organisations with upcoming AGMs or a need to hold a members’ meeting in the coming months. They also provide a helpful opportunity for other organisations to amend their governing documents so that members’ meetings can be held more flexibly in the future, particularly as the flexibility offered by the bill will only last until 30 September (unless extended).
It is anticipated that the proposed measures will come into force by the end of June, subject to successful passage of the bill through parliament.

How to book

Register here. The webinar is free to attend.


This event is free for NCVO members. There may be a charge to attend if you are a non-member. Please check the event overview or click the 'REGISTER' button for more details.