Charities Bill Consideration

20 Sep 2012 Denise Copeland    Last updated: 13 Aug 2014

The proposed amendment will not affect the requirement in the Act that no particular purpose should be presumed to be for the public benefit. 

There will be no presumption of public benefit for certain types of charity as had been initially considered as a potential option for this Bill.

It is anticipated that the new amended legislation will be in place in the autumn.  The Charity Commission will then be in a position to issue new draft guidance which is to be consulted upon, hopefully early next year.  When completely resolved, the Register of Charities can then be established.

by Denise Copeland

Governance and Charity Advice Manager

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