EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Mr Solicitor General has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the
Human Rights Act 1998:
In my view the provisions of the Charities Bill [HL] are compatible with the
[A Table showing the origin of the provisions of this consolidation Bill is published
as a separate document annexed to this Bill. The Table has no official status.]
Meaning of “charity” and “charitable purpose”
Recreational trusts and registered sports clubs
Special provision for this Act
The Charity Commission and the Official Custodian for Charities
The official custodian
Exempt charities and the principal regulator
The principal regulator
Registration and names of charities
Charities required to be registered
Removal of charities from register
Registration: duties of trustees and claims and objections
Effect of registration and right to inspect register
Disclosure of registered charity status
Power to require charity’s name to be changed
Inquiries instituted by Commission
Power to call for documents and search records
Disclosure of information
Supply of false or misleading information to Commission etc.
Cy-près powers and assistance and supervision of charities by court and
Cy-près powers and variation of charters
Powers of Commission to make schemes etc.
Powers of Commission to act for protection of charities etc.
Publicity relating to schemes and orders
Property vested in official custodian
Official custodian and Reverter of Sites Act 1987
Establishment of common investment or deposit funds
Power to authorise dealings with charity property, ex gratia payments etc.
Power to give directions about dormant bank accounts of charities
Additional powers of Commission
Legal proceedings relating to charities
Restrictions on dispositions of land in England and Wales
Restrictions on mortgages of land in England and Wales
Release of charity rentcharges
Charity accounts, reports and returns
Audit or examination of accounts
Audit or examination of individual accounts
Audit or examination of group accounts
Regulations relating to audits and examinations
Duty of auditors etc. to report matters to Commission
Exempt and excepted charities
Annual reports and returns and public access to accounts etc.
Annual reports etc.
Availability of documents to public
Powers to set financial thresholds
Charity trustees, trustees and auditors etc.
Meaning of “charity trustees”
Disqualification of charity trustees and trustees
Remuneration of charity trustees and trustees etc.
Indemnity insurance for charity trustees and trustees
Powers to relieve trustees and auditors etc. from liability
Charitable companies etc.
Disclosure of charitable status by companies
Restrictions on alteration of objects
Acts requiring Commission consent
Restoration of charitable company to register
Charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs)
Nature and constitution
Formation and registration of CIO
Name and status
Powers, capacity and procedure etc.
Amendment of constitution
Conversion, amalgamation and transfer
Conversion of certain bodies to CIO
Amalgamation of CIOs
Transfer of CIO’s undertaking to another CIO
Incorporation of charity trustees
Administration etc. of charity whose charity trustees are incorporated
Commission’s powers to amend certificate or dissolve body
Power to transfer all property of unincorporated charity
Powers to alter purposes or powers etc. of unincorporated charity
Powers of unincorporated charities to spend capital
Indexes and reviews etc.
Vesting declarations and effect of merger on certain gifts
Appeals and applications to Tribunal
References to Tribunal
Miscellaneous and supplementary
Administrative provisions about charities
Enforcement powers of Commission etc.
Documents and evidence etc.
Regulations and orders