Charities: The New Law 2006: A Practical Guide to the Charities Acts
Published: March 2007
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
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After a five year journey, the Charities Act 2006 has finally received Royal Assent. But what are the changes that it will bring to charities? It’s more controversial reforms include the first ever statutory definition of ‘charitable purposes’, changes to the public benefit rules and provisions for trustee remuneration. The Act introduces an entirely new framework for:
- The regulation of public collections
- The establishment of the Charity Tribunal
- Charity mergers
- The creation of the new Charitable Incorporated Organisation
The Act also amends the existing 1992 and 1993 Charities Acts in a number of areas including:
- Accounts and reporting by charities
- Registration thresholds
- The powers of the Charity Commission
Written by a team of specialist charity lawyers from Bates Wells & Braithwaite, this book includes expert commentary and practical advice on the new law. Crucially, it includes the 1993 and 1992 Acts shown as they will be amended by the 2006 Act, together with the full text of the 2006 Act. An essential reference for all lawyers, accountants, trustees and those involved in the management and running of charities.