Charity and Voluntary Sector
Cabinet Office: The Cabinet Office and Charity Commission have launched 'Charities Act 2006 - what trustees need to know', a concise guide to the biggest shake up of charity law for centuries, which is primarily aimed at those running small charities that may not have the knowledge or expertise to make the most of the new laws.
The Government is currently in the process of implementing the Act and Secondary legislation has already been put in place to ease bureaucracy on charities, including increasing the income threshold above which charities are required to register with the Charity Commission.
Further provisions of the Act will be brought in over the next three years and after that it will be evaluated to ensure that it is still meeting the current needs of charities.
Press release ~ 'Charities Act 2006 - what trustees need to know' ~ Charity Commission ~ Charities Act implementation plan ~ Regional Events ~ Office of the Third Sector