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A charity has raised funds to restore an important historical object which the charity owns. Where one of the charity trustees has the necessary skill to carry out the restoration work and the charity would like that trustee to do the work, can the charity obtain a number of external quotes and then pick the trustee to carry out the works anyway?

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Published on LexisPSL on 21/06/2019

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  • A charity has raised funds to restore an important historical object which the charity owns. Where one of the charity trustees has the necessary skill to carry out the restoration work and the charity would like that trustee to do the work, can the charity obtain a number of external quotes and then pick the trustee to carry out the works anyway?

The matter may not be as simple as obtaining some external quotes. The first port of call should be the charity's constitution. If the constitution does not permit charity trustees to be paid, then paying a charity trustee to carry out the restoration work may not be possible.

If the constitution does allow charity trustees to be paid, then, technically speaking, there may be no need to obtain a number of quotes from external sources, but the charity trustees as a whole may need to be s

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