Last reviewed on 13 January 2022
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Find out what a finance committee should do, who should be on it and how often it should meet. See examples of terms of reference and meeting minutes.

This article is based on best-practice guidance as described in:

If you’re on a local governing body (LGB): check your trust’s scheme of delegation first to see if you have any delegated financial responsibilities. This will help you to understand how this article may apply to you.

Finance committees aren't a statutory requirement

If you're in a maintained school, the board can choose whether or not to delegate financial oversight to a committee.

Know your remit: have clear terms