The “vast majority” of the Law Commission’s 43 recommendations on charity law reform have been accepted by government.

This includes a recommendation for a periodical review all financial thresholds in the Charities Act 2011 with a view to increasing them in line with inflation.

However, government will not accept six recommendations, including around charities’ rights of appeal; and allowing charities to ask the court for authorisation to pursue charity proceedings under the Charities Act 2011 if asking the Charity Commission for authorisation involves a conflict issue.

The recommendations were set out in the Commission’s report from 2017 on technical issues in charity law. 


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