Implementation dates for Charities Act announced

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Office of the Third Sector has announced the proposed timetable for the implementation of the Charities Act 2006. Voluntary sector legal and governance trainer Sandy Adirondack has published a straightforward guide to the changes and their timescale.The Act will come into effect in three stages – early 2007, the second half of 2007, and early 2008.In terms of fundraising, the changes to charitable collections in a public place, notably the need for a public collections certificate issued by the Charity Commission and a permit from the relevant local authority, will not come into force before 2009. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 6 December 2006 | News The new requirements for professional fundraisers and commercial participators will come into force in the second half of 2007. Adirondack reports that “professional fundraisers will have to state the amount of remuneration they are receiving in connection with an appeal, and how the remuneration is determined. If that amount is not known at the time of the appeal, they will have to give as accurate an estimate as possible.”Similarly, “commercial participators will have to state the amount (or estimate, if the amount is not known at the time) from their charitable promotion that will be given to charities or used for charitable purposes.” Implementation dates for Charities Act announcedlast_img

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