The updated finance guidance from the Charity Commission is welcome support for charity trustees in a difficult economic climate.  Many trustees will not have a background in finance and so the guidance acts first as a prompt that, as well as carrying out the charity's day to day work, time does need to be devoted to considering its financial position. Secondly, it provides a helpful steer on the issues that the trustees should be considering and gives them confidence to make decisions which will hopefully ensure the continued success of the charity. Worthwhile reading for all charity trustees!