Most of the Law Commission’s 43 recommendations for charity law reform have been accepted by government

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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Nicola Laver
Editor
Solicitors Journal

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