--Changes that come into force today include:
- An extended power for charities to pay trustees for providing goods to the charity under certain circumstances.
- A reduction in the administrative complexities surrounding fundraising appeals that do not reach, or exceed, fundraising targets.
- A new statutory power for royal charter charities to change sections of their royal charter which they could not previously change, with the approval of the Privy Council.
Other provisions of the Act now in force:
- Confirm that the Commission’s scheme-making powers include making schemes for charitable companies.
- Confer trust corporation status automatically to existing and future corporate charities in respect of any charitable trust of which the corporation is a trustee.
- Update provisions relating to giving public notice to written consents and orders of the Charity Commission under various sections of the Charities Act 2011.
- Mean that when a charity changes its governing document by parliamentary scheme, the scheme will by default always be under a lighter touch parliamentary process.