Guidance on its way

As an aide memoire, here is the Charity Commission’s timetable for its public benefit guidance.

January 2008 General public benefit guidance for all charities published
January/February 2008 Start of three month consultations on draft supplementary guidance on public benefit for

  • Charities for the prevention and relief of poverty
  • Charities for the advancement of education
  • Charities for the advancement of religion
  • Fee-charging charities
Late March 2008 Expected date on which the public benefit provisions in the Charities Act 2006 come into force (sections 1, 2, 3 and 5)
July-December 2008 Supplementary guidance on public benefit published
Late March 2009 Charities will begin reporting on public benefit as part of their annual reports to the Commission from this date
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