CIO registration opens on 10th December

The Charity Commission has confirmed that online applications for registration by new charities as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) will be accepted from 12 noon on Monday, 10th December. However no CIOs will be able to join the Register of Charities until 3rd January 2013 as the regulations don’t come into force until 28 days after they were made.

Commission news item with further timetable at

As well as Sandy Adirondack’s Legal Update on CIOs which has been mentioned recently (, the new briefing from charity consultants Kubernesis Partnership (Dr Gareth Morgan) is worth checking – The Full Reality of CIOs, Bulletin 2012-09 (pdf, 134KB) from