Charities are a force for good and millions regularly donate to help them help others. But there are issues with the law within which charities operate.
This means that time and money is spent on administration when it could be used for charitable causes.
As a result, stemming from its 11th Programme of Law Reform – and from Lord Hodgson’s 2012 review of the Charities Act – the Law Commission started investigating some of these technical issues in charity law.
This report makes a number of recommendations to improve the law.
This is the Law Commission’s second report in the project, and follows the 2014 Social Investment by Charities report.