Charity law bulletin - July 2023

Chris Rowse, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, charity law and not for profit team. Alison Sadler, Associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, charity law non profit team.
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Chris Rowse, Alison Sadler

In this edition we:

  • Provide a round-up of recent developments
  • Look in-depth at recent changes introduced by the Charities Act 2022 and amendments to data protection law

Special focus

Sukanya Ransford, Alison Sadler and James Sinclair Taylor recently presented a webinar on the company secretary role for charities. They explored the company secretary role, main functions of a company secretary and a company secretary’s role in supporting effective governance. You can access the recording here.

Roundup of recent charity law developments

  • Updated Guidance from the Charity Commission on internal financial controls
  • De minimis retail gift aid option
  • Charity Commission ‘road-testing’ new draft investment guidance
  • HMRC launches new charity tax newsletter
  • Guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on data subject access requests (DSAR)
  • Mermaids v The Charity Commission for England & Wales and another

In depth 

  • Additional parts of the Charities Act 2022 come into effect
  • Data protection changes on the horizon – positive news for charities
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