The Queen's speech earlier this week heralded the long-awaited introduction of the Charities Bill which has been sitting in draft form for several years.
In particular, the ability to amend governing documents should become simpler, and the ability to use permanent endowment property should become more flexible. This is very good news, as it will reduce red tape and the complexity in certain key areas.
I will be reporting on these in more detail over the next weeks and months
The Charities Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech on 11 May 2021, proposes several technical, but important, changes to charity law. The Charity Commission has been working closely with charities and their representative bodies, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), and the Law Commission, to bring these changes forward. This follows extensive consultation over several years.