A conflict of interest is any situation where either of the following may influence, or appear to influence, a trustee’s decision making:
It’s important that trustees identify and manage any conflicts of interest that arise. If a situation looks like a conflict of interest, it may be best to treat it as one.
You can find out more information about how to do that in this section.
A guide to conflicts of interest for charity trustees - helps trustees of all charities to identify and manage conflicts of interest
Trustee expenses and payments (CC11) - gives guidance on when trustees may be paid, and how to manage the arising conflicts of interest
Conflicts of interest and the Companies Act 2006 - questions and answers - advises directors of charitable companies about conflict of interest provisions in company law
Conflicts of interest guidelines for arts charities - for the trustees of arts charities, drawn up jointly by the Commission and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Conflicts of interest checklist - to help trustees of all charities manage conflicts of interest
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