The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) has published its statutory guidance on the public benefit requirement under the amended Charities Act (NI) 2008, following consultation in the spring. In Word or pdf formats along with glossary and FAQ from CCNI webpage. The Commission is also finalising supporting documents which will provide further information on the 12 charitable purposes detailed in the Charities Act.
In preparation for the beginning of compulsory charity registration, CCNI is also advising organisations granted charitable tax status by HM Revenue and Customs before 18 February 2011 that they need to check if they are on the Commission’s “deemed list”, and if so that their details are correct. (We have previously mentioned NICVA encouraging this.)