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Staying accountable

As a social enterprise, good governance and accountability to our stakeholders is essential if we are to deliver on our social mission.

High standards of governance...
...for all our stakeholders

Accountable to our stakeholders 

As a social enterprise, it is imperative that we deliver on our mission effectively, creating the most possible long-term impact. This means we must be accountable to all our stakeholders - engaging with them at every opportunity.

HCT Group follow the UK Charity Governance Code for large organisations. This ensures we keep the social mission and the financial and operational excellence of the organisation heading in an ambitious and achievable direction. 

Our Trustees

HCT Group has an experienced and diverse Board with a broad range of sector-specific skills.  The board meets regularly and has a maximum of 12 members, and serve a 3 year term.

Every year, they produce a Trustee Report detailing HCT Group's principal aims and objectives, our structure, governance and management, and a statement of the trustees’ responsibilities.  The latest Trustees' report is available here.

Our Extended Trustee Report which sets out our specific actions regarding the Charity Governance Code is available here.

For more information about our Board, including Board member biographies and our register of interests, please click here.

External Accountability 

HCT Group is the holding company for all the organisation’s operations. It is a private company limited by guarantee, incorporated and registered in England and Wales with Companies House.  The company is also registered as a charity with the Charity Commission in England and Wales.  

HCT Group complies with the requirements of the Charities Acts and the Companies Acts and with the relevant accounting regulations included in the Charity Commission’s Statement of Recommended Practice - Accounting and Reporting by Charities (SORP). 

In addition, from 4th April, 2018 we are legally required to report on Gender Pay Gap. We are passionate about fairness, equality and inclusion and are committed to reducing our gender pay gap. We have produced a Gender Pay Gap Report for HCT Group Operations CIC (formerly CT Plus CIC), our largest trading arm, using the format and methods of calculation set by Government. You can download our report here. 

As well as remaining accountable to regulators, and stakeholders, we must also remain accountable to our funders. Performance measurement for both operational activity and social impact has been built into our systems to monitor our progress in delivering our mission, to better inform our management decisions and to provide information for our partners.

HCT Group policies 

HCT Group is commited to a fair and equitable workplace for all our staff.  More information on our key policies can be found here.