The Charities Bill received Royal Assent on 24 February 2022 and has now passed into law as the Charities Act 2022 (the ‘Act’).
It has long been recognised that charities are subject to a heavy administrative burden and that often this impacts on a charity’s ability to further its charitable purposes.
The Act is welcomed by the sector and while the changes are largely technical, they are designed to make a positive and practical difference to charities.
The Act implements the majority of recommendations made by the Law Commission in its 2017 report ‘Technical Issues in Charity Law’ and aims to reduce the administrative burden on charities, saving both time and money, whilst allowing charities to focus their efforts on their charitable work.
This briefing note considers some of the key provisions of the Act specifically affecting charity property.
The Act makes amendments to The Charities Act 2011 and will be implemented over the next 12 to 18 months.
If you have any questions or require any advice on how The Charities Act 2022 may affect you and your charity’s property, please get in touch with Paul Greenwood or William Ray from our specialist Charity Property Team.