Commercial Law – Update 1

CHARITIES ACT, 2009

The Charities Act 2009 was signed into law on 28th February 2009. The key operative sections of the Act have yet to be commenced by the Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence. The purposes of the Act generally are as follows:-

  1. To establish a new Charities Regulator for the sector;
  2. To reform the law of charities by ensuring greater accountability; and
  3. To protect against fraud and the abuse of charitable status.

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