The Charity Commission has published a blog setting out the key changes to charity law that will be brought in by the Charities Bill. The Charity Commission welcomes and supports the proposed changes.
The Charities Bill was announced in the Queen’s speech on 11 May 2021 and was introduced to the House of Lords on 26 May. It is the result of a report published by the Law Commission in 2017 which investigated technical issues in charity law. The report recommended that a number of legislative changes be made to remove complexities in charity law that were unnecessarily costing charities time and money.
The Charities Bill will bring many of these proposals into force. The key changes highlighted by the Commission in its blog are as follows: