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Keeping records

Records that your non profit organisation must keep as evidence for compliance and checks.

Your organisation must keep records of:

  • signed minutes of board meetings (and sub-committees) to evidence how decisions were made and how the board has met its legal responsibilities, eg reports on health and safety
  • accounting records (paper and/or electronic) to provide an audit trail and to inform any query made; compliance with the charity SORP; regulation from the Charity Commission regarding the submission of annual returns, annual reports and accounts
  • evidence of checks on employees including their right to work in the UK and disclosure checks with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) where applicable).

Your record keeping must comply with data protection law

Find out more about HR records in Keeping employee records.

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