If you are a registered charity then under the Charities Act 2011 you need to ensure that you act within your charitable purposes and for the public benefit. Under the Charities Act, charitable purposes include the prevention or relief of poverty, the advancement of education or religion, the promotion of volunteering or equality and diversity, and the advancement of environmental protection. Every charity which is registered under the Act will have one or more of these purposes as its charitable objective. Your Trustees will have a duty to ensure that the charity’s funds and resources are used only in furtherance of these objects and not placed at undue risk or misused, and will have a duty to act in the best interests of the charity at all times.
These duties can influence the way in which the charity approaches employee relations issues, the numbers of employees that they have and the way in which they are managed.