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24.03.16

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016

Francesca Quint provides an overview of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016

“A number of amendments to the Charities Acts 1992 and 2011 were made by the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016, which received Royal Assent on 16 March. The amendments can be grouped as follows: (i) additional powers for the Charity Commission to deal with the abuse of charities, (ii) the further regulation of fundraising and (iii) clarification and amendment of the law relating to social investment by charities. None of the reforms to substantive charity law are yet in force but it is already the law that, as specified by s 16, there should be a report to Parliament on public confidence in charities, the level of charity donations and people’s willingness to volunteer following regular five-yearly reviews, the first of which is to start within 3 years of the passing of the Act….”

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