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This short article highlights the changes being introduced by the Charities Act 2022, which will amend the Charities Act 2011.
The changes are expected to come into force between autumn 2022 and autumn 2023 and an overview of the full changes can be found by following this link: Charities Act 2022: implementation plan.
This page explains:
Paying trustees for providing goods to the charity
Charities already have a statutory power that they can use, in certain circumstances, to pay trustees for providing a service to the charity beyond usual trustee duties, or goods connected to that service.
This statutory power is being changed by the Charities Act 2022. As a result, charities will be able to pay trustees in certain circumstances for just providing goods to the charity.
So, using the statutory power, trustees could be paid for:
Read the Commission’s updated guidance on their website
Fundraising appeals that do not raise enough or raise too much
Sometimes, appeals do not raise the amount needed to deliver the aim you wanted or raise too much so that there are funds leftover. Or circumstances may change and you cannot use the donations as you intended.
The Charities Act 2022 will reduce complexity surrounding what trustees need to do in these situations. For example:
NB This short article is for guidance only; I would recommend all Trustees make themselves fully conversant with the changes being made by visiting the Charity Commission’s website. The main contact with your group should have been informed of the changes and may wish to distribute information and links to all Trustees.
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