Audio podcasts for Trustees

The Charity Commission, the regulator of charities in England and Wales, has published two new audio podcasts, aimed at helping charity trustees understand their duties under charity law.

Over two podcasts, Neal Green Senior Policy Adviser at the Commission, and Steve Barnett, Head of Operational case work for the regulator in London, introduce Charity Commission guidance on:

  • Internal financial controls – This podcast looks at what financial controls the regulator expects to see in any charity and introduces the Commission's guidance on Internal Financial Controls; and
  • Conflicts of interests – Based on an actual case, this podcast looks at how an unmanaged conflict of interest led to substantial financial loss and introduces the principles, along with some practical tips, about managing conflicts of interest.

To access the podcasts, which are available for listening or downloading, visit