‘Am I disqualified from acting as a trustee?’
By giving your time, energy and commitment as the trustee of a charitable cause, you are making a vital contribution to society, and hopefully you find it personally rewarding. But despite very good intensions many people are unaware that they may be acting illegally. Some people are disqualified by the Charities Act from acting as trustees. You are disqualified if you:
- have been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonesty, and the conviction is unspent;
- are bankrupt, and have not been discharged;
- have been removed from trusteeship of a charity by the Court or the Commission for misconduct or mismanagement;
- have been disqualified as a company director;
- have entered into a composition or arrangement with your creditors, including an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA), and are currently on the Insolvency Service Register.