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Charities and non-charities: why the difference matters

Today (8 August) we published the results of a recent consultation which will inform new guidance for publication later this year. The topic is a broad one – setting out the principles that trustees should follow when their charity works closely with a non – charitable organisation. We are pleased with the volume and quality of the responses and I really value the time that many have given to this.

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Detailed guide: Automatic disqualification rules for charity trustees and charity senior positions

This guidance is for individuals who want to find out if, and how the automatic disqualification rules apply to them. We have produced separate guidance for charities to help them prepare for the new rules.

The rules, which currently only apply to trustees, protect charities from being run by people who meet certain criteria or who have specific unspent convictions.

From 1 August 2018, changes to the rules mean there will be more restrictions on who can run a charity.

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