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