England governance – CV New Eng http://cvneweng.org/ Fri, 03 Dec 2021 07:16:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://cvneweng.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-52-120x120.png England governance – CV New Eng http://cvneweng.org/ 32 32 Azeem Rafiq: Yorkshire to be subject to independent governance review https://cvneweng.org/azeem-rafiq-yorkshire-to-be-subject-to-independent-governance-review/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 16:31:34 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/azeem-rafiq-yorkshire-to-be-subject-to-independent-governance-review/ Emotional Rafiq talks to MPs about racism in Yorkshire Yorkshire will be subject to an independent club governance review following Azeem Rafiq’s allegations. Yorkshire’s handling of an investigation into Rafiq’s allegations has come under heavy criticism. Managing Director Mark Arthur and President Roger Hutton have resigned, the latter being replaced by Lord Patel. The review […]]]>

Yorkshire will be subject to an independent club governance review following Azeem Rafiq’s allegations.

Yorkshire’s handling of an investigation into Rafiq’s allegations has come under heavy criticism.

Managing Director Mark Arthur and President Roger Hutton have resigned, the latter being replaced by Lord Patel.

The review will be conducted by the Good Governance Institute and the Howard Kennedy law firm and will be shared on January 24.

A club statement said the review would involve “obtaining written submissions and conducting a series of interviews with people from the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the community wider of cricket and sport “.

Lord Patel said: “The independent governance review will be essential in helping us shape how we progress as a club in the wake of the recent challenges we have faced. It is clear that many have failed because of our leadership and our functioning as a club.

“We need to take a close look at our processes and procedures, and I am determined to go beyond the gold standard, both on paper and in practice.

“Only by taking bold steps to understand and address the fundamentals of how we operate can we build a strong platform from which to change our culture and create a welcoming and inclusive club for all in Yorkshire . “

In response to Yorkshire’s handling of Rafiq’s claims, the ECB has suspended them from hosting England matches at their Headingley home.

Rafiq later called English cricket an “institutional racist” in testimony he gave to MPs at a select committee on digital, culture, media and sport.

Two other former Yorkshire players and three former Essex players also alleged incidents of racism.

The ECB has published a five-point plan designed to combat racism and discrimination which includes a ‘comprehensive review of locker room culture’.


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Single proposed framework for C of E governance https://cvneweng.org/single-proposed-framework-for-c-of-e-governance/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:14:45 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/single-proposed-framework-for-c-of-e-governance/ Report of the Governance Review Group. THE new General Synod was presented on Wednesday with a report recommending a radical reform of the governance of the Church of England. It was running smoothly, with opportunities for questions ahead of a debate scheduled for the February 2022 sessions. The Governance Review Group (GRG), chaired by Bishop […]]]>

Report of the Governance Review Group.

THE new General Synod was presented on Wednesday with a report recommending a radical reform of the governance of the Church of England. It was running smoothly, with opportunities for questions ahead of a debate scheduled for the February 2022 sessions.

The Governance Review Group (GRG), chaired by Bishop of Leeds, Rt Revd Nick Baines, was established in December 2019 to review the effectiveness of governance structures, processes and activities for and in the Church of England, and to recommend changes to improve their functioning and effectiveness .

There are currently seven governing bodies, or National Ecclesial Institutions (NCI): the Council of Archbishops; Church Commissioners; Pension Board; the offices of the Archbishop in Lambeth and the Archbishop in Bishopthorpe; Central Services of the Church of England and the National Society (parish schools).

These created 122 sub-committees. “This was probably not what Jesus had in mind when he commissioned Peter to nurture and grow a Church,” said the bishop, describing the current structures as “complex, multiple and heavy.” These had increased over time, resulting in a lack of clarity in decision-making and inconsistency with the rapidly evolving charity law, he told the synod.

The GRG report makes 17 recommendations, the main one being to put in place a single new framework, the Church of England National Services (CENS), established under the Charities Act. Three recommendations concern bishops: strengthen the position of the College of Bishops; create an elected Council of Bishops to work on governance and policy issues; and a revision of the post of “principal bishop”.

A minimum number of sub-committees is recommended to serve CENS. Those who have stayed, said Bishop Baines, “must be clear about their purpose, level of authority, reporting lines and methods. They must not exceed the powers and attributions delegated to them by the governing body to which they are responsible.

The Turnbull Report in the 1990s recommended the creation of a single National Council, while Church commissioners only managed the assets. He explained, however, that it never progressed. “The vested interests have defended their territories. We didn’t get the nettle. These recommendations are more nuanced, in line with the practical needs of the Church.

The GRG had examined a series of cases in which these fragile structures had failed, including work on church buildings, communication problems and “taking charge” of safeguarding to protect the most vulnerable. “When the Church faces decisions at the national level, these could lie between the shortcomings of our governing bodies. If we had acted sooner, some of our failures could have been avoided or mitigated. “

On the CENS proposal, Bishop Baines said services would be best provided by a more unified national structure. The Pension Board, the National Society and the new Independent Safeguarding Council should remain separate independent bodies, and arrangements for the co-regulation of cathedrals by Church commissioners should continue.

A nominations committee would sit as one of the sub-committees of the CENS governing body. It should establish, he said, “a community of diverse, sufficiently qualified and knowledgeable people from which committees would be convened to oversee nominations and ensure eligibility for election.”

The bishop acknowledged that the current subcommittees were “full of talented people, but we need to have a balance of skills and experience, the best professional skills available. The fault line in church culture is trust, even when, most of the time, committee decisions are where questions of church and tradition do not apply.

The Synod had not been one of the organs that the GRG had been invited to examine, but it had been widely mentioned in relation to its representativeness of young people, the UKME and the laity. He had been judged by the focus groups as “out of touch, between factions and dominated by the parties”. What type of General Synod did the Church need in the future, asked the bishop. “It would be wonderful if this Synod could engage in an honest conversation on this kind of issue. “

Times have changed since Turnbull, as have the expectations of the Church and the public regarding the standards of governance in the 21st century, he said. We could have done more if the work had continued 30 years ago. “Don’t let history repeat itself. Don’t let these proposals be torn apart by interest groups, ”the bishop concluded.

Questions came in droves and quickly, many around the proposed nominations committee. In response to Luke Appleton (Exeter) Bishop Baines said: “We cannot avoid questions about when accurate representation does not give you the skills and experience required by charitable law.” TO Debrah McIsaac (Salisbury) he said: “The checks and balances will be the stress test of all proposals. You need an “outside eye” on any painting that is not inculturated, to ask questions that people on a painting are not used to asking. “

To the Archdeacon of Blackburn, Ven. Mark Ireland (Blackburn), on portrayal: “At some point we have to say that we trust those we appoint to act in good faith, and we learn as we go.

Canon Mark Bennet (Oxford) said a real governance review must also focus on accountability.

Father Thomas Seville CR (Religious communities) wanted to know the relationship between subsidiarity and the proposed new body, but expressed surprise at the quality of the report, “and the warmth I feel towards it”. Regarding subsidiarity, Bishop Baines said the body should “only allow things that need to happen at the national level to be at the national level”.

Karen czapiewski (Gloucester) wanted to see governance not “in silos” but in interdependent and properly controlled working groups. TO Canon Lisa Battye (Manchester), who asked about the proposed council of bishops, Bishop Baines acknowledged: “The House of Bishops has over time accumulated a lot of fingers in pies where it does not need to be. ‘have a finger in the pie. “

Canon Bruce Bryant-Scott (Europe) asked if “the abandonment of the chains of the Constantinian establishment” and the end of “the seizure of prestige and power” had been considered. Bishop Baines replied, “If we were just to set up the government of a Church, there really is nothing like the Church of England. You have to take that uniqueness and face it. We did not consider dislocation: our agenda was large enough. I don’t think establishment is simply a matter of prestige and power: it comes with a missionary obligation. It’s not a bit cheerful. We see this as a massive obligation and sometimes a big burden. “

Canon Simon Butler (Southwark) indicated that as the Synod was about to elect standing committees in all three Houses, it might be good for them to meet and “follow” the recommendations.

Témitope Taiwo (London), an ordinand and associate pastor, spoke of Bible study classes with up to 300 millennials who “understood the Bible but not the Church that was founded there.”

Bishop Baines recognized that communicating what had happened to higher levels of the Church was a challenge, “but you can’t just draw a straight line from the Bible to determine how a Church like this should be governed. There aren’t those lines, ”he said. “The next step in the project is to discuss how we translate all of this in an understandable way. “


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Fan-Led Football Governance Review – Final Report and Recommendations https://cvneweng.org/fan-led-football-governance-review-final-report-and-recommendations/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:34:56 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/fan-led-football-governance-review-final-report-and-recommendations/ Football clubs are at the heart of our local communities. They have unique social value and many have a great history and heritage. Fans are at the center of our national game, which is why the government committed in our manifesto to a fan-led review of football governance. In April of this year, the government […]]]>

Football clubs are at the heart of our local communities. They have unique social value and many have a great history and heritage. Fans are at the center of our national game, which is why the government committed in our manifesto to a fan-led review of football governance.

In April of this year, the government launched this review, led by the President, the Honorable Member for Chatham and Aylesford.

As the mandate set out for this House, the review was a comprehensive review of the English football system with the aim of exploring ways to improve the governance, ownership and financial viability of clubs in the football pyramid, in s ‘building on the strengths and advantages of the game.

Today, the government released the final report outlining the review’s recommendations. This report is based on over 100 hours of engagement with Supporters’ Trusts, supporter groups, women’s football representatives, football authorities, club owners, player representatives and interest groups under -represented, as well as over 20,000 fans responding to an online survey. The report is comprehensive, so we will now look at the detailed recommendations before a full government response.

All football stakeholders had the chance to contribute to the review and I am very grateful to everyone who testified. More importantly, the voices of the fans were at the heart of the review and will remain at the heart of the government’s thinking in responding to the recommendations.

I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to the hon. Member for Chatham and Aylesford for her tireless work and for providing her recommendations so promptly. She has done a great job bringing together such a range of views from across football with such credibility and consideration.

The final report is an in-depth and detailed examination of the challenges facing English football. It is a demonstration of the financial problems caused by the incentives within the game and the reckless decision making of some clubs and owners, both of which are unsustainable and threaten the future of the game. It is clear that the current oversight of the game is not up to the challenge of solving structural challenges and that action needs to be taken.

To address this systemic challenge, the Review presents the following ten strategic recommendations, which are accompanied in the report by detailed sub-recommendations:

  • to ensure the long-term sustainability of football, the government should create a new independent regulator for English football
  • to ensure the financial sustainability of professional football, the Independent Regulator for English Football should oversee the financial regulation of football
  • new tests for club owners and managers are expected to be established by the independent English football regulator, replacing the three existing tests and ensuring that only good goalkeepers and qualified managers can manage these vital assets
  • football needs a new approach to corporate governance to support a long-term sustainable future of football
  • football must improve equality, diversity and inclusion in clubs with committed action plans for equality, diversity and inclusion regularly assessed by the independent regulator of English football
  • as a particularly important stakeholder, supporters should be properly consulted by their clubs when making key decisions by means of a shadow board
  • football clubs are a vital part of their local communities. In recognition of this, there should be additional protection for key elements of the club’s heritage.
  • fair distributions are vital to the long-term health of football. The Premier League should guarantee its support for the pyramid and make additional and proportionate contributions to further support football
  • women’s football should be treated with parity and be subject to its own dedicated review
  • urgently, the well-being of players leaving the game needs to be better protected, especially at a young age

The government welcomes the work of the review and will now consider the detailed recommendations before providing a full government response in spring 2022.

The review shows that there are fundamental problems with our national sport, and that this deserves radical reform. Fans across the country want and deserve this reform. We have seen in the past how football has been unable to reform itself and make changes which prevent Bury FC or Macclesfield Town FC from closing their doors, or which prevent clubs from going their separate ways to set up the shop. closed from a European Super. League.

We are at a turning point for football in this country. The review is detailed and worthwhile work that will require a substantial response and action plan from across government. But the main recommendation of the review is clear, and the one the government chooses to endorse in principle today: that football needs a strong and independent regulator to secure the future of our national football. The government will now work at a steady pace to determine the most effective way to put in place an independent regulator, and any powers that may be necessary.

This is an important review which we hope will bring about a change for good in football. The government will now work quickly on how to achieve this.

Today I have tabled a copy of the report in the libraries of both Houses.


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Governance, quality assurance and accreditation https://cvneweng.org/governance-quality-assurance-and-accreditation/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 09:35:26 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/governance-quality-assurance-and-accreditation/ 1. Governance The NHS Population Screening Explained sets out the general principles of screening. The UK National Selection Committee (United Kingdom NSC) makes recommendations on the filtering policy. The NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) is responsible for the commissioning and operational implementation of national screening programs. The Office for Health Promotion (OHP), part of the […]]]>

1. Governance

The NHS Population Screening Explained sets out the general principles of screening.

The UK National Selection Committee (United Kingdom NSC) makes recommendations on the filtering policy.

The NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) is responsible for the commissioning and operational implementation of national screening programs. The Office for Health Promotion (OHP), part of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (DHSC), supports the development of a screening policy based on United Kingdom NSC recommendations.

Commissioners and providers should refer to Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia (TBS) specification of the screening pathway requirements which provides an overview of the TBS screening by describing what needs to happen at each step.

2. Accreditation

Laboratories offering screening, including those performing DNA and / or PND confirmations for NHS sickle cell anemia and thalassemia (TBS) The screening program should:

The UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) reviews ISO 15189: 2012 and filtering requirements on behalf of the Filtering Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) and the NHS TBS Screening program.

3. Take a step back with particular reference to HbA2

A retrospective is a review of control records to identify those injured or at risk of harm as a result of a control security incident or serious incident. Retrospective analyzes or case reviews may also be done as part of fact finding to establish whether there has been a tracing incident. Backtracking can lead to a patient notification or reminder exercise.

If your external quality control shows HbA2 is not consensual, so a retrospection exercise should be considered. HbA2 values ​​below consensus are of particular concern because in this situation, thal thalassemia carriers may have been omitted.

The following steps are a guide to performing a retrospection exercise. Although not mathematically exact, the given calculation is suitable for this purpose. It should be noted that each situation is unique and you may wish to seek advice from your external quality control provider and the national NHS. TBS Screening program.

If a hindsight exercise is required, report it as a suspected security incident in accordance with Security Incident Management in NHS Screening Programs.

This is to inform regional authorities SQAS and the host organization responsible for the laboratory, in addition to the clinical teams concerned (including midwives).

The responsible organization will have to decide whether the duty of franchise applies.

3.1 Method

  1. Identify when the latest results were consistent with consensus.

  2. Going back should look at patient results from that point on until the results are consensus again. If it is not yet proven that there is consensus on the results, the actions described should continue prospectively.

  3. All patient results should be reviewed. However, the following formula will help identify patients requiring a more rigorous examination and possible recall:

Discrepancy value = HbA consensus2 less HbA2 obtained by your laboratory

Patients requiring careful examination = HbA2 share value (3.5%) minus your calculated deviation value

For example, if consensus = 3.6% and obtained = 3.2%, then the value of the deviation would be 3.6 minus 3.2 = 0.4%. In this scenario, all patients with HbA2 greater than or equal to 3.1% from when the last results were in the consensus should be carefully considered.

  1. Patients with HbA2 greater than the value identified using the above formula and with an MCH less than 27 pg not already identified as a carrier of thalassemia, must be recalled and retested.

  2. Patients with MCH greater than 27 pg and with HbA2 which would have been greater than 4.0% when the discrepancy value identified using the above formula is added to the initial result obtained must be recalled and retested.

  3. All other patients do not need to be recalled or retested.

4. Guidelines for the Analysis of Liquid Capillary Blood Samples

This service should be viewed as a special ‘on demand’ service to relieve parental anxiety and not as a safety solution or substitute for newborn bloodstains (NBS) screening program, or faster access to clinical care. If local arrangements can be implemented to achieve accelerated results from the routine NBS screening program, this approach should be encouraged. Laboratories that perform second-line testing for the NHS NBS The screening program would already meet most of these criteria.

Laboratory tests may be ordered on newborns for clinical reasons, but these guidelines were developed specifically for babies born to biological parents known to be at high risk. To be a high risk “1 in 4” pregnancy, the results of hemoglobinopathy must be known on both birth parents. Samples taken for other clinical diagnostic purposes do not fall within these guidelines, although the applicant may want to ensure that the laboratory has sufficient skill and expertise to analyze neonatal samples.

  1. The analytical technique for the initial capillary sample test and the second-line test should be appropriate for neonatal samples. Some analytical protocols and instruments are designed for testing the blood of adults and are not optimal for newborns.

  2. The laboratory must participate in appropriate external quality assurance (CEQ) which evaluates the analysis and interpretation of the results of newborn samples. British NEQAS provides quality control specimens appropriate for this job.

  3. Samples should be transported to the analytical laboratory reliably and quickly, using courier service if the sample needs to be returned, rather than risking delays by using the postal service.

  4. The results of both biological parents should be reviewed before reporting the result of the liquid capillary sample. As this is a service for pregnancies known to have a significant hemoglobinopathy risk of 1 in 4, the applicant should record the results of both birth parents on the application form.

  5. The liquid sample analysis laboratory is responsible for informing the newborn screening laboratory of the result. There must be documented local systems in place for this process. Any discrepancy between the 2 results should be promptly investigated locally by both laboratories and reported to the NHS TBS Screening program and regional team in the week following the detection of the deviation.

  6. Laboratories offering this service should collect data for audit purposes on the number of samples tested, turnaround times, and consistency with newborn screening results.

  7. If the results of the liquid capillary sample and the NHS NBS Screening program are in agreement with each other, so another confirmatory sample is not necessary.

  8. The laboratory should have standard operating procedures (POS) for analytical methods and processes for prompt local notification to relevant healthcare professionals for the hair sample result. The POS should include top-level verification of analytical results prior to reporting and follow-up of NBS screening result.

  9. A mother and baby ready to be sent home should not be hospitalized while awaiting the results of these tests.

  10. The laboratory must be accredited according to the NHS TBS Screening program requirements.

5. Screening assistance service

Laboratories may have questions about screening policy or the interpretation of results that are not easily answered by referring to this manual or manuals. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust provides laboratory testing support services through designated hotlines and secure messaging.

The National TBS screening program commissions this service, which supports requests for prenatal and newborn screening.

Telephone: 01865 572 769

Email: lab.support@nhs.net

6. Helpful organizations and sites

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Bio-politics and computational technologies in COVID-19 governance: thoughts from England https://cvneweng.org/bio-politics-and-computational-technologies-in-covid-19-governance-thoughts-from-england/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 06:00:00 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/bio-politics-and-computational-technologies-in-covid-19-governance-thoughts-from-england/ This article was originally published here Int J Health Policy Manag. Sep 20, 2021. doi: 10.34172 / ijhpm.2021.134. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Through extensive use of public media, the English government has become heavily involved in encouraging and educating people on how to manage their lives during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This model […]]]>

This article was originally published here

Int J Health Policy Manag. Sep 20, 2021. doi: 10.34172 / ijhpm.2021.134. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Through extensive use of public media, the English government has become heavily involved in encouraging and educating people on how to manage their lives during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This model of governance of health emergencies reproduces the practice of “computing technologies” and “biopolitics” integrated into population management. Previous research on the governance of COVID-19, both in the UK and beyond, provides varying insights into the broader ‘government technologies’ and biopolitics by many governments. However, rarely have studies explicitly and distinctly highlighted the unique ‘computational technologies’ mobilized by governments as part of their biopolitically designed ‘technologies of government’ to force people to manage their lives under the leadership of COVID-19. . The paper therefore examines how the UK government deployed ‘compute technology’ as part of its health governance and governmentality strategies during the first wave of COVID-19 in England.

METHODS: This study uses document analysis as a method of data collection. Its review includes documents, press releases, social media disclosures and health advice released by the UK government from March to December 2020. The data is analyzed using Foucault governmentality and biopolitical scholarship.

RESULTS: The results of the article reveal the UK Government’s use of integrated self-governance computational technologies in the form of risk calculations and metrics / statistics (e.g. death toll, death rates, infection), performance management (for example, a social distance of two meters and hand washing for twenty seconds) and discipline and control (for example, fourteen days of self-isolation), in addition to a more conventional top-down management decision-making process adopted in the past. Through these newly launched ‘computational technologies’, the government has ‘biopolitically’ controlled the behaviors and lifestyles of vulnerable community members, health workers and the general public from a distance, instilling self-management and education. individualization of responsibilities.

CONCLUSION: Newly adopted computational technologies used by the UK government have created a multi-faceted discourse on obligations, rights and the extent of engagement, and have facilitated guidance on what people should do to achieve protect and protect others from the spread of the virus. Overall, the openly and idiosyncratically used computational technologies resemble a unique ‘art of government’ and produce a set of ‘biopolitical’ interventions forcing populations to manage their own well-being and govern them remotely during COVID -19.

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Hearing on legislation to revise the governance of soldiers’ houses | Boston News – Oakland News Now https://cvneweng.org/hearing-on-legislation-to-revise-the-governance-of-soldiers-houses-boston-news-oakland-news-now/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 11:03:28 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/hearing-on-legislation-to-revise-the-governance-of-soldiers-houses-boston-news-oakland-news-now/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqDwxO6e0-w Oakland News Now – Hearing on legislation to overhaul the governance of soldiers’ houses – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the upper left corner of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type of video blog content. The bill comes after dozens of veterans lost their […]]]>

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Hearing on legislation to overhaul the governance of soldiers’ houses

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The bill comes after dozens of veterans lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic at soldiers’ homes in Holyoke and Chelsea.

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European Council meeting agrees on new governance standards – TotalRL.com | Express rugby league https://cvneweng.org/european-council-meeting-agrees-on-new-governance-standards-totalrl-com-express-rugby-league/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 17:48:12 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/european-council-meeting-agrees-on-new-governance-standards-totalrl-com-express-rugby-league/ The 19e The annual European Rugby League board meeting has taken place, with members meeting virtually due to travel restrictions resulting from the global pandemic. The main topic of the agenda was an update on the ERL Governance Review, a year-long project that led to the implementation of several changes in the organization as part […]]]>

The 19e The annual European Rugby League board meeting has taken place, with members meeting virtually due to travel restrictions resulting from the global pandemic.

The main topic of the agenda was an update on the ERL Governance Review, a year-long project that led to the implementation of several changes in the organization as part of the project. ‘a multi-stage audit.

The reporting governance working group included members representing Spain, Germany, Italy, Serbia, England, France and Russia, chaired by independent administrator Mahdi Choudhury. As a result, members voted for:

  • Double the number of board votes allocated to each affiliate member from one to two, resulting in an even distribution of votes across the three membership levels.
  • Increase the size of the board from seven to nine, increase the number of elected directors from two to three and independent directors from three to four, with England and France retaining their permanent seats.
  • Increase the term of office of a director from two to three years, but introduce a ceiling on the number of mandates that a director can exercise at three.
  • Mandate in the articles of association that the chairman must be an independent director, and to introduce the role of vice-chairman, to be chosen from among the directors representing the members.

In addition, it was agreed to adopt a board diversity policy, an annual membership survey and improvements to member communications.

Acting President Graeme Thompson commented: “The reforms were the culmination of a year of work by many of our leadership, membership and board, it was about ‘a real team effort to move our organization forward.

“The passion for the sport is evidenced by the number of international matches we have seen in the past month. Men’s qualifiers for the 2025 World Cup have started with Euro D and new and current nations playing both women’s and wheelchair matches. It remains a difficult time with Covid-19, but our members have proven the adage, “where there is a will, there is a way”.

At the start of the meeting, Thompson paid tribute to former President Maurice Watkins CBE who sadly passed away earlier this year, as well as the losses of South African Secretary General Kobus Botha and Ilir Dashi, Founding President of the Albania.

In other matters, Paul Nicholson was re-elected as an independent director for a new term and members heard from ERL Managing Director David Butler on the company’s strategy for the period 2021-2025 .


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Bishop of Leeds lays groundwork for comprehensive reform of church governance https://cvneweng.org/bishop-of-leeds-lays-groundwork-for-comprehensive-reform-of-church-governance/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 09:28:16 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/bishop-of-leeds-lays-groundwork-for-comprehensive-reform-of-church-governance/ The archaic, “very complex and fragmented” governance of the Church of England should be simplified to avoid repeating past failures, the Bishop of Leeds, the Reverend Nick Baines, warned at the General Synod on Wednesday afternoon. The bishop, who chairs the Governance Review Group (GRG), presented his first report, which calls for urgent reform of […]]]>

The archaic, “very complex and fragmented” governance of the Church of England should be simplified to avoid repeating past failures, the Bishop of Leeds, the Reverend Nick Baines, warned at the General Synod on Wednesday afternoon.

The bishop, who chairs the Governance Review Group (GRG), presented his first report, which calls for urgent reform of Church structures, including the seven governing bodies known as National Institutions of the Church (News, September 17).

These are the Council of Archbishops, Church Commissioners, Pension Council, Archbishops of Lambeth and Bishopthorpe Offices, C of E Central Services (Finance, IT, Legal, HR) and National Society (which oversees religious schools and education in England and Wales).

In addition, there were 122 bodies within these institutions. “This was probably not what Jesus had in mind when he commissioned Peter to nurture and grow a Church,” he said. “It does not serve the Church well. “

The Governance Review Group was created by the Archbishops and the House of Bishops before the pandemic. It began its work in August 2020 to review the national structures of the Church and “where appropriate” to make proposals for reform. It finished its work in July of this year.

A previous attempt at simplification, the Turnbull Report of 1990, sought to create a single national council, leaving Church commissioners solely responsible for managing assets. At the time, however, “special interests were defending their territories. We didn’t get the nettle, ”Bishop Baines said. “These proposals are more nuanced, in line with the practical needs of the Church.

The object was not unification but what the bishop called “greater transparency, accountability, simplicity, accessibility and coherence” of the governance structures of the Church. “The purpose of the review is to find practical ways in which the refocusing of national structures and processes can ease the burden on the diocesan and parish to enable parishes and local churches to flourish.”

There were challenges – not because people were obtuse, he said, but “because that’s what happens when governance structures grow and develop over time without scrutiny and regular and frequent reform ”to reflect the world around us. Likewise, the law on charity has not stood still for 25 years.

Every voice the group had heard during the year-long consultation process called for urgent reform, he said. The complex structure of boards and committees with sometimes overlapping responsibilities “results in a lack of clarity and decision-making, low commitment to consensus building and effective policy implementation, and low responsibility towards the Church at large. . . Other than that, it’s great, ”he joked.

There have been too many instances where the current structure has failed, Bishop Baines continued. He cited the failure of the implementation of works in the church buildings mandated by the Synod; communication problems between governing bodies on ministry planning; and “perhaps most devastatingly, a failure in decades by the governing bodies of the Church to seize the safeguard and protection of the most vulnerable.” These could have been avoided or mitigated, he said.

IN ITS REPORT, the group recommends reducing the number of NCIs by merging most functions into a single charity, established under charitable law, with a diverse board of directors, tentatively named the Church of England National Services.

However, it was decided that the management of the historic assets of the Church should remain independent, he said. “The Pension Board C de E; the National Society; and the new independent Safeguarding Council must remain independent, as it has separate arrangements for its governance and oversight, which would be difficult to disentangle at this stage. This could be revisited at a later stage.

The vision and strategy needed more unity, Bishop Baines said, which is why the GRG had proposed a “committee bonfire”: a reduction in the number of councils and committees at the national level to “the number minimum “necessary, to save time, money and energy. “Serving seven governing bodies, the Church’s parliament and 122 committees is expensive,” he said, and much of that was paid for by the dioceses through the parish share.

The GRG also recommended an elected Council of Bishops to involve members of the College of Bishops in national decision-making. There should also be a review of the role of the “principal bishop” on various issues – if such a position were to continue, a job description should be written with the expected inputs and requirements.

Other recommendations included a nominations committee to ensure “true diversity of membership.” . . The fault line in church cultures is trust – even when, most of the time, church and tradition don’t apply.

MORE radical was the suggestion of synodal reform. Of the hundreds of people who participated in the focus groups during the consultation process, Bishop Baines said that “almost without exception what we heard was that the Synod was seen as disconnected, divided, dominated by parties and not representative of the concerns of the parish and the local church.

He asked the Synod: “What kind of General Synod does the Church of England need for the future? He urged members to come up with constructive alternatives if they did not agree with the current proposals.

He appreciated that further reflection and more details were needed, but urged the Synod not to let history repeat itself. “Don’t let these proposals be torn apart by interest groups without thinking of the larger Church group. As a Synod, you have the opportunity to help the Church build a coherent governance structure at the national level.

QUESTIONS came thick and fast. In response to Luke Appleton (Exeter) Bishop Baines said, “We cannot sidestep questions about when accurate representation does not give you the skills and experience required by charitable law.” TO Canon Lisa Battye (Manchester), who asked about the proposed bishops’ council: “The House of Bishops has built up over time a lot of fingers in pies where it doesn’t need to have a finger in the pie . “

TO Deborah McIsaac (Salisbury) he said: “The checks and balances will be the stress test of all proposals. You need an “outside eye” on any painting that is not inculturated, to ask questions that people on a painting are not used to asking. “

TO Ven. Mark Ireland (Blackburn), questioning the potential loss of the clergy and the voice of the laity, he said: “At some point we have to say that we trust those we appoint to act in good faith, and we let’s learn as we go. “

TO Canon Bruce Bryant-Scott (Europe), who asked if there were any plans to “get rid of the Constantinian establishment chains,” said Bishop Baines: “If we just set up the government of a Church, there is really nothing like the Church of England. You have to take that uniqueness and face it.

“We haven’t looked at disestablishment. Our agenda was quite extensive. I don’t think establishment is simply a matter of prestige and power: it comes with a missionary obligation. It’s not a bit cheerful. We see this as a massive obligation, and sometimes a big burden. “


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Across South Asia, Poor Governance Leads to Poor Air Quality https://cvneweng.org/across-south-asia-poor-governance-leads-to-poor-air-quality/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/across-south-asia-poor-governance-leads-to-poor-air-quality/ Recently, the Chinese capital has gone on high alert in the face of dangerous deterioration in air quality. The Beijing municipal government immediately cracked down on unnecessary traffic, closed some major highways, closed all children’s play areas, and warned citizens to stay indoors until the crisis could be brought under control. Beijing administrative officials responded […]]]>

Recently, the Chinese capital has gone on high alert in the face of dangerous deterioration in air quality. The Beijing municipal government immediately cracked down on unnecessary traffic, closed some major highways, closed all children’s play areas, and warned citizens to stay indoors until the crisis could be brought under control.

Beijing administrative officials responded with such haste because the air quality index had climbed to 220, which is considered just a cut below the large-scale emergency in that country.

Here is the kicker. That same day, business was business as usual in New Delhi, even though its own air quality index hovered at an abysmal 313. And many other cities on the subcontinent were even worse, with Meerut peaking at a almost unbelievable 440.

This was all just another weak spot, in an endless contest of bad news for all of us in South Asia. There is no getting around the facts. When it comes to this most vital category of health – the air we breathe – our part of the world performs poorly in all areas.

So, as I write – November 11 at noon – the worst air quality index of any city on the planet is in Lahore (468), followed by New Delhi (265). In addition, in the bottom ten are Karachi (175), Mumbai (162) and Dhaka (157).

Air quality of the subcontinent

According to IQAir, the Swiss tech experts who maintain the excellent real-time air quality information platform AirVisual, among the 30 cities with the worst air quality in the world in 2020, 20 were in India only, as well as Manikganj and Dhaka in Bangladesh and Lahore, Bawahalpur and Faisalabad in Pakistan.

Aggregated slightly differently by country, which takes into account many additional locations outside of major cities, IQAir’s results are not particularly different. The three most polluted in the world are classified as follows: Bangladesh, Pakistan and India.

It should be noted that these terrible findings exist on a continuum, where very few cities or countries can legitimately claim that they are doing a good job of managing air quality. For years, the World Health Organization has warned that more than 90% of children around the world are forced to breathe air that does not follow safety guidelines.

But even by these very poor standards, the air quality is particularly bad – and only getting worse – in South Asia, and the roots of this problem are exactly the same as most of our other problems: majority of our fellow citizens.

If you’re looking for a bottom line, this is it: Poverty Kills.

That is why, when releasing data from the World Health Organization in 2018, Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that “air pollution threatens us all, but the people the poorest and most marginalized bear the brunt of the burden ”.

“If we don’t take urgent action on air pollution, we will never be close to achieving sustainable development,” he said.

He was remarkably polite. In fact, our reality of toxic and deadly air quality belies any national claim for progress and improvement. What’s the point of soaring stock markets, booming imports and exports, and rising consumer data, if just breathing kills us?

Make no mistake, we are there.

Health hazard

Just a few weeks ago, in September, the University of Chicago released its Air Quality of Life Index, which warned that across Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan, the average citizen would live 5 , 6 additional years, if air pollution was reduced to meet World Health Organization guidelines.

If pollution levels persist to 2019 levels (in fact, they have worsened considerably), people in Delhi and Calcutta will lose nine years of life expectancy. For Dhaka, this number is just as disagreeable as 7.7 years.

It doesn’t always have to be.

For an example of how to turn the tide, just look at Beijing. From an international synonym of toxic air at the turn of the new millennium, he got the situation under control. In IQAir’s 2020 data, the giant Chinese capital is not even among the 100 worst cities in the world.

The same can happen anywhere, all it takes is political will and visionary leadership.

When the University of Chicago released its index earlier this year, Michael Greenstone, director of its Energy Policy Institute, summed it up very well: “High levels of air pollution are a part of people’s lives. in [South Asia], just as they were in the United States, England, Japan and other countries in the past. Over the past decades, considerable progress has been made in many of these countries, but this progress is not by chance: it is the result of political choices. “

This article first appeared in Dhaka Tribune.


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COP26: B Corp coalition calls for an overhaul of governance https://cvneweng.org/cop26-b-corp-coalition-calls-for-an-overhaul-of-governance/ https://cvneweng.org/cop26-b-corp-coalition-calls-for-an-overhaul-of-governance/#respond Fri, 05 Nov 2021 11:18:00 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/cop26-b-corp-coalition-calls-for-an-overhaul-of-governance/ A coalition of companies comprising the top 100 from consultancy firm EQ Investors is calling on financial firms to establish stricter governance standards in their statutes. The B Corp Finance Coalition UK, which has 11 founding members, including Coutts, Montanaro and Tribe Impact Capital alongside EQ, today launched its campaign to make stakeholder alignment part […]]]>

A coalition of companies comprising the top 100 from consultancy firm EQ Investors is calling on financial firms to establish stricter governance standards in their statutes.

The B Corp Finance Coalition UK, which has 11 founding members, including Coutts, Montanaro and Tribe Impact Capital alongside EQ, today launched its campaign to make stakeholder alignment part of the job of directors at the COP26.

According to Sophie Kennedy, CEO of EQ, this would take away the duty of financial companies to prioritize “shareholder supremacy” and put more emphasis on their goal.

“This is about expanding the fiduciary duty of companies,” she said.

Speaking at an event hosted by the business coalition at COP26 in Glasgow, Kennedy said the changes would ensure businesses stay on track with targets around issues such as climate change.

“Businesses and their leaders need to understand that change is needed. You can set as many standards as you want, but you have to be held accountable, ”she said.

Amy Clarke, head of impact at Tribe Impact Capital, said the changes amounted to a “fundamental change in corporate governance” that is necessary if financial companies are to have a positive impact. She said the statute amendment would ensure that “the objective defines the duties of directors” rather than the interests of shareholders.

B Corps companies meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. To achieve status, their entire business process goes through a thorough assessment.

However, Clarke said the coalition campaign was not about making every company a B Corp.

“We want companies to strengthen corporate governance to adapt to the future, realize their climate ambitions and achieve the United Nations sustainable development goals. “

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