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
|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|