Charity Commission issues updated guidance for exempt and excepted charities

New document says the income threshold for excepted charities to register under the Charities Act 2006 is expected to be scrutinised in the review of the legislation

Charity Commission
Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has published new guidance on the regulation of exempt and excepted charities.

The guidance, published on the regulator's website, sets out the latest position on excepted charities, which include scout and guide groups, armed forces charitable funds and charities connected with some Christian churches.

It says the commission expects the review of the 2006 act, due to start this year, will consider the thresholds for excepted charities to register with the regulator.

The publication says excepted charities with annual incomes of less than £100,000 will not have to register until 2012. This will "allow time for a review of the 2006 act to take place in 2011 and for the recommendations arising from it to be considered", the guidance says.

It adds: "We expect that the review will look at registration thresholds generally."

The guidance also covers exempt charities, which include organisations such as academy schools and some industrial and provident societies. The guidance says that, under the Charities Act 2006, exempt charities will have to register with the commission unless they have a 'principal regulator' - a government body that oversees their activities.

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