New Forest

18/08/2022

New provisions commence following the Charities Act 2022

The first set of provisions introduced by the Charities Act 2022 will come into effect this autumn.

These will include:

  • A new power to allow trustees to process certain ‘ex gratia’ payments – where they reasonably feel a moral obligation – without approval of the Commission (a threshold will apply)
  • A new power that trustees can be paid for providing goods to the charity
  • Simpler and more proportionate rules will apply for fundraising appeals that do not raise enough money, or too much money.

Other changes also included will make it easier for charities to change their governing documents, give more ways to use ‘permanent endowment funds’ and allow for greater flexibility around the advice needed when selling land. We will see these come into force next year.

For more information on the Charities Act 2022, please contact Michaela Johns on 023 806 1256.

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