Updated Charity Commission Covid-19 guidance for the Charity Sector.

Updated Charity Commission Covid-19 guidance for the Charity Sector.

The Charity Commission has updated its Covid-19 guidance for the charity sector. The guidance aims to help with running your charity during the coronavirus outbreak. The updated sections refer to AGMs and holding meetings online. 

Charitable companies and Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) can hold AGMs and other members’ meetings online – this has been made possible by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020. The section in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 on holding meetings online has been extended from 30 September to 30 December 2020. For other types of meetings, or for any other type of charity, trustees need to check if their charity’s governing document allows them to hold meetings online or by telephone.

This temporary amendment is in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and also applies to exempt charities that are community benefit or friendly societies. It was extended from 30 September to 30 December 2020 but may be extended again if the government thinks this is needed. We will update with any changes if they happen.

Note: temporary laws allowing charitable companies and CIOs to postpone AGMs and other members’ meetings end on 30 September. These charities can use the above advice.

For more information on the updated guidance click here.

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