Policy paper

Memorandum of Understanding: Charity Commission and the Department for Education

An agreement of the relationship between the commission and the Department for Education.


Memorandum of Understanding: Charity Commission and the Department for Education

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This memorandum of understanding (MoU) sets out how the Commission and the Department for Education (DFE), including its executive agency the Education Funding Agency propose to work together in:

  • coordinating their regulatory operations
  • formulating the regulatory policy framework within which they work

The MoU is intended to promote:

  • effective working and communication between the commission and DFE
  • clarity about their respective roles and responsibilities, working procedures, legal powers and constraints

It is intended to cover the full range of DFE’s regulatory interest in charities carrying out educational activities, and in particular the role as principal regulator of certain exempt charities in England.

The content on Further Education College Corporations has been updated following the Machinery of Government changes in 2016 which brought Further Education provision into the Department for Education.

Published 9 July 2012
Last updated 24 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. New MOU added between the Charity Commission and Department for Education (DfE).
  2. First published.