Charities Bill update

The Charities Bill was introduced in the House of Lords on 26 May 2021.

NCVO submitted a joint sector written submission with the ACF, Charity Finance Group, Charity Retail Association, Directory of Social Change, Locality and WCVA, which can be accessed here.

On 19 October 2021 members of the University of Liverpool Charity Law & Policy Unit amongst others gave evidence before the Charities Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee. You can watch the recording of the session here.

Bates Wells is the UK’s first B Corp law firm and their Charities Bill blog series untangles the key issues of the bill such as amending a governing document, changes around legacies etc. The blog series can be accessed here.

The Law Commission wrote a report back in 2017 called Technical Issues in Charity Law and received a reply from the government in 2021.

During the special public bill committee reference is made to the thoughts of the Law Commission and Bates Wells, which is why you may find this additional information of interest.