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Charities Act 2022: Miscellaneous other changes

Miscellaneous other changes to charity law

The Charities Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 24 February 2022.  Regulations implementing the Act’s provisions (as noted below and also on the other pages above) were made on 31 October 2022, 14 June 2023 and 7 March 2024. 

The 2022 Act provides for a number of changes to charity law in addition to those explained in the above pages, including the following changes. (For details of these and other changes, please see the Act here.)

• with effect from 14 June 2023, the Act confers enhanced powers on the Charity Commission to require a charity to change, or stop using, an unsuitable formal name and/or working name that it uses. For details, see Sections 25 to 28 of the Act here.

• with effect from 7 March 2024, the Act confers powers on the Commission to resolve uncertainties or defects in the appointment or election of charity trustees. 

• with effect from 7 March 2024, the Act provides that gifts to a charity which has merged with another charity will take effect as a gift to the new charity. 

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