Charities (Amendment) Bill Rescheduled
We still do not know yet what the planned changes are for the public benefit test wording, as the Minister for Social Development, Nelson McCausland, has still not disclosed/decided the course of action he will take.
New accounting rules also delayed
The Department for Social Development was expected to launch draft regulations for consultation in the autumn but has now deferred the launch until early spring next year.
This will in turn delay the requirement to submit annual accounts to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, for which there is no known commencement date.
Please see our dedicated charity law reform webpage for more detailed information on the progression of the Charities Act.