Key Changes to the Charity Bill

Key Changes to the Charity Bill

On 11 May 2021 as part of the Queen’s Speech, it was announced that The Charities Bill proposes to make several technical, but important, changes to charity law.

The key proposals include:

  • charities and trustees will be able to amend their governing documents more easily – remaining subject to the Charity Commission for approval in certain circumstances;
  • charities will have access to a much wider pool of professional advisors on land disposal, and to more straightforward rules on what advice they must receive, which could save them time and money when selling land;
  • charities will have more flexibility to make use of a ‘permanent endowment’;
  • trustees will be able to be paid for goods provided to a charity in certain circumstances, even if not expressly stated in the charity’s governing document (currently trustees can only be paid for supply of services).
  • charities will be able to take advantage of simpler and more proportionate rules on failed appeals.

Find out more about these changes by clicking here.

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