Charities Act 2022: first provisions in force from Autumn 2022 

6 September 2022

In its latest bulletins the Charity Commission highlights the first set of changes introduced by the new Charities Act 2022 will come into force in the Autumn. These include:

  • a new power that trustees can use to be paid for providing goods to the charity
  • a new power to enable trustees to process certain ‘ex gratia’ payments – where they reasonably feel a moral obligation – without coming to the Commission (financial thresholds will apply)
  • where fundraising appeals do not raise enough money, or too much, simpler and more proportionate rules will apply

Other provisions included in the Act will make it more straightforward for charities to change their governing documents, grant more flexibility in using ‘permanent endowment funds’ and allow greater flexibility around the advice needed when selling land. These will come into force next year. There is more information from the Charity Commission here: Charities Act 2022: information about the changes being introduced.