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.
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