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The Law and Practice Relating to Charities 4th ed with 1st Supplement

ISBN13: 9781847669964
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847660749
Published: October 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback & Supplement
Price: £450.00

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Thoroughly updated and revised to take account of the new Charities Act 2006, this new edition of The Law and Practice Relating to Charities covers the creation, administration and marketing of charities. It provides an invaluable source of practical advice on the registration of new charities, appeals and fundraising, administration, jurisdiction, court proceedings, trading, taxation and rating. It considers duties of charitable trustees and the updating of charitable trusts.

  • The 1st Supplement was published in October 2014
  • The Main Work was published in October 2010. It takes into account the consolidation following the Charities Act 2011 and includes analysis of the recent rulings.

The fourth edition takes into account the major changes brought about by the Charities Act 2006 including:

  • The new categories of charitable purposes
  • Explanation of the new Charity Tribunal and Charitable Corporations (CIOs)
  • Details of the new procedure for Charity Tribunal appeals, reviews and references
  • Discussion of the new accounting procedures and the significant revisions to the taxation position of Charities
  • Details of all the changes to the registration requirements for charities and the revised constitution and workings of the Charity Commission.

1. The law of charities and the legal meaning of charity
2. Public benefit
3. Relief of property
4. The advancement of education
5. The advancement of religion
6. The promotion of health: advancement of health or the saving of lives
7. Reformulated and new charitable purposes under the Charities Act 2006 not falling within poverty, education or religion
8. Recreational facilities
9. Municipal betterment and the relief of the tax and rating burden
10. Gifts for the benefit of a locality
11. Advancement of citizenship or community development: promotion of the efficiency of the armed forces or of the efficiency of the police, fire and rescue services or ambulance services
12. Protection of human life and property
13. Social rehabilitation and the relief of those in need
14. The protection of animals: advancement of animal welfare
15. Other miscellaneous purposes beneficial to the community: residual category retained under the Charities Act 2006
16. Politics
17. The advancement of human rights
18. Forms of constitution
19. Settlors and the property settled
20. Formalities
21. Necessary contents of declaration of trust
22. Construction
23. Variation, alteration or revocation of charitable trusts
24. Delegation of power to determine objects or nominate beneficiaries
25. Surplus income
26. Conditional and determinable interests
27. Perpetuities and accumulations: the 2009 Act reforms
28. Appointment and removal of officers
29. The 'cy-pres' principle
30. Basic principles of 'cy-pres' application
31. Gifts to charitable institutions
32. Surplus capital
33. Charity appeals
34. Schemes other than 'cy-pres' schemes
35. Direction of schemes
36. Capacity, eligibility and suitability for trusteeship
37. Appointment and removal of trustees
38. Powers, duties and liabilities of trustees
39. Dealings in charity property
40. Investment of trust funds
41. Replacement of capital, spending permanent endowment and recovery of rentcharges
42. Ex gratia payments
43. Accounting duties
44. The Crown and the court
45. The visitor
46. The Charity Commission
47. Registration of charities
48. Local authorities
49. Control of fund raising
50. Public charitable collections
51. Litigation: an adjusted perspective
52. Charity cases within the new Tribunal structure
53. Alternative dispute resolution
54. Costs
55. Taxes (other than VAT)
56. Value added tax
57. Rating
58. Other legislation and regimes affecting charities
59. Conflict of laws and cross-border problems in the United Kingdom
60. Developments in Europe: Charities and Not-for-Profit Organisations (NPOs).