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Given the technical nature of charity law, it is not an area that is easily reformed, and the Charities Act 2022 has been a long time in the making.  

The Charities Act 2022 principally implements the recommendations that came out of the Law Commission’s review of technical issues in charity law, published in 2017. That report in turn followed on from Lord Hodgson’s review of the Charities Act 2006 (as it then was) carried out in 2012. The Charities Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 24th February 2022. Some of the changes will also require secondary legislation and it is anticipated that the changes will be implemented in a staggered manner over the next 12 to 18 months.

So, some of these changes to charity law have been under consideration for a decade. This is therefore a very significant development for the sector and charities and their trustees need to be aware of the changes being implemented.

We are committed to ensuring that our clients and all charities and trustees are up-to-date on charity law, and we have produced this essential guide to help everyone get to grips with the new law. 

To download our essential guide click here.