Policy paper

Draft Charities Bill

This document contains the following information: Draft Charities Bill.

This was published under the 2001 to 2005 Labour government


Draft Charities Bill - Full Text(PDF)

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This document contains the following information: The first part of this draft Bill covers the meaning of charity and charitable purposes. The second part looks at the regulation of charities. It includes the topics of: the Charity Commission; the Charity Appeal Tribunal; registration of charities; the application of property cy-preás; assistance and supervision of charities by court and commission; audit of accounts; charitable organisations; powers to spend capital and mergers. The third part looks at funding.

This Command Paper was laid before Parliament by a Government Minister by Command of Her Majesty. Command Papers are considered by the Government to be of interest to Parliament but are not required to be presented by legislation.

Published 27 May 2004