Charities Act (NI) 2008 to be Amended
Once the issue is fully resolved and new amended legislation is in place, the Charity Commission will then be in a position to issue draft guidance on the public benefit test for consultation.
The Register of Charities can then be established and the Commission will be able to begin the process of registering the first charities in Northern Ireland. There will be a clearer idea of timescale when the amendment has passed through the legislative processes of the Assembly but it is envisaged that the Register may not be operational before Easter of next year.
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