When performing their duties as a Governor, members of a governing body need to be mindful of the standards of behaviour expected of them. For members of ‘public’ providers the Nolan Principles offer clear guidance on the standards of behaviour that individuals are expected to demonstrate. Additionally, as many providers are a charity, members need to consider their responsibilities as a charitable trustee. As external factors make discharging the responsibilities of a Governor more demanding, the question of whether to remunerate Governors is receiving attention.
This briefing note is part of a series of downloadable summaries that have been designed to support you in addressing different aspects of governance or to be disseminated as a helpful resource to colleagues who are new to particular areas of governance. Each draws on the latest thinking and legalisation, providing a helpful guide to re-familiarise yourself with specific issues as they arise. Each briefing note offers up-to-date information, further reading, links and questions to consider on a range of governance issues.