The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has published its revised public benefit guidance for all charities.

The guidance, which the Commission is required to produce under what is now the Charities Act 2011, is split into three short, high level guides available both in online and offline formats. Trustees must have regard to this guidance when administering their charity.

In summary, the three guides explain what is required to show that an organisation is a charity (by having purposes that are for the public benefit), what trustees’ duties are in carrying out those purposes for the public benefit, and how trustees should report on the public benefit their charity provides in their Annual Report.

The three guides are:

Learn more at the Charity Commission website.

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