Keep it Legal: Paying trustees for services

Last month's third commencement order for the Charities Act 2006 brought in a number of new powers for charity boards. These include permissions for charitable companies to make minor changes to their memoranda and articles of association without the Charity Commission's consent, and for unincorporated charities with incomes of less than £10,000 to transfer all their assets to other charities or change their charitable purposes by making simple resolutions. These are discussed in Rosie Chapman's column on the right of this page.

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