The Government has today (22 March) published its response to the Law Commission report on ‘Technical Issues in Charity Law'.
Now the word "technical" might be a bit of a giveaway - it is not a laugh a minute, but might help you if you are unable to sleep!
That said, for lawyers like me it has some practical and very helpful changes aimed at:
- making disposals of property easier
- alterations to governing documents easier to achieve
- allowing the payment of trustees for goods (subject to conditions) etc
We will be publishing some individual ebriefings on each of the recommended changes and how they might make your life easier - so watch this space!
As the country moves towards recovery from the impact of Covid-19, I know many charities are considering how to respond to the impact of the pandemic on their organisations. That is why we welcome the Law Commission’s well-considered and detailed report.... Its recommendations are, at first sight, highly technical; together, however, they will make it simpler and easier for charities to respond to opportunities to achieve their charitable purposes in an effective, sustainable and impactful way. The recommendations also maintain important safeguards to ensure the best use of charities’ resources.