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Charities Act 2006


Charity law

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23 March 2007

Law Society Publishing


234 x 156 mm
400 pages

Charities Act 2006
A Guide to the New Law

Michael King and Ann Phillips


The Charities Act 2006 signalled a radical overhaul of the legislation affecting charities. Its far-reaching changes affected virtually all aspects of charities law, including:

  • expansion of the four heads of charitable purpose to thirteen categories
  • an emphasis on public benefit, so that charities have to demonstrate what they do that benefits the community
  • widened regulatory powers for the Charity Commission and a new Charity Tribunal which have the power to revisit the Commission's decision-making
  • rules on restructuring and charity mergers, including the protection of legacies on mergers
  • the option for charities to adopt a corporate structure as 'Charitable Incorporated Organisation'
  • rules regarding the remuneration of trustees and the power to spend capital
  • a framework for the regulation of public charitable collections.

Written by experts in this area, Charities Act 2006, will help you to keep informed of the changes in the law and to understand their implications. The book also provides the consolidated text of the 1992, 1993 and 2006 Acts.Bottom of Form.


1. Overview;
2. Charitable purpose and the public benefit test;
3. Requirement to register;
4. Regime for exempt and excepted charities;
5. The Charity Commission;
6. The Charity Tribunal;
7. Supervision by the Charity Commission and regulation of land transactions;
8. Alteration of governing documents;
9. Powers to spend capital and mergers;
10. Trusteeship;
11. The charitable incorporated organisation;
12. Audit and examination of accounts;
13. Fundraising;
14. Public charitable collections;
15. Miscellaneous amendments;
Appendices: 1. Recreational Charities Act 1958;
2. Charities Act 1992;
3. Charities Act 1993;
4. Charities Act 2006;
5. Charities Act 2006: Implementation Plan (Cabinet Office, Office of the Third Sector).

About the Authors

Michael King is a partner of Stone King LLP and head of its Charity and Education Unit. He was Chairman of the Charity Law Association from 1997 to 2000 and a member of its Executive Committee from 1993 to 2006.

Ann Phillips is a partner in Stone King LLP's Charity and Education Unit. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the Charity Law Association since 2001.

Both are recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers directories of the legal profession as leaders in their field.