Charities SORP

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Meeting of the Charities SORP-making body

Conference call - 29 June 2020


Joint Chairs:
Laura Anderson, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
Nigel Davies, Charity Commission England and Wales (CCEW)
Sarah Finnegan, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI)

In attendance as observer(s):
Jenny Carter, Financial Reporting Council (FRC)
Jelena Griscenko, Charities Regulator (CR)

Purpose of the meeting:

  • To consider:
    • the status of the process for recruiting convenors for the engagement strands
    • the agenda for the meeting with the newly appointed convenors for the six engagement strands
    • the advertising of the launch of the engagement strands
    • the reserve panel for the SORP Committee and how they should be kept up to date

Agreed actions from the meeting:

  • All final letters to be issued to those who applied to be a convenor
  • Agreed agenda for the call with the convenors on 8 July (CCEW)
  • Laura to issue final invitation to convenors including agenda and papers (OSCR)
  • Agreed Laura to chair the call (OSCR)
  • Agreed OSCR to prepare an initial draft press release for the launch for consideration by CCEW, CCNI and CR (OSCR)
  • Agreed to synchronise publicising of the launch the engagement strands (OSCR, CCNI, CCEW and CR)
  • Laura to send all convenor profiles to Nigel for publication on the SORP microsite (OSCR)
  • Laura to set up a pilot for a Zoom meeting to see if this is an option for the convenors meeting (OSCR)
  • Update to the tracker on implementing the recommendations  (CCEW)
  • Initial meeting of the reserve panel to be set up with CIPFA’s assistance to ensure panel members are kept appropriately up to date so that a SORP Committee vacancy can be filled quickly and efficiently if the need arises