Update on Charities Protection law

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill, introduced to Parliament on 28th May, has now had its second reading in the House of Lords – a general debate on all aspects of the Bill – on 10th June. Next is the Committee stage, a line by line examination of the proposed law, beginning 23rd June. See Parliament’s legislative timeline.

The House of Commons Library has also recently produced its analysis of the Bill and the background to it *. Also see our earlier coverage: Charity Commission suggests how it would use new powers.

The law would give the Charity Commission more powers and also give charities a new power to make social investments. It covers England and Wales only.

While in Parliament, Third Sector reports that former charities minister Nick Hurd has become the co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Volunteering and Civil Society.


* Thanks to Bates Wells Braithwaite Briefing for link.