I Want to Run a Charity, Where Do I Start? A Guide to Establishing a Charity in England and Wales

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:20 PM
Author: Morrison & Foerster and Thomson Reuters Foundation
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This new guide by Morrison & Foerster and Thomson Reuters Foundation provides an overview of the legal requirements of running a charity in England and Wales in order to make the process of registering a charity as simple as possible. This guide provides a good overview of the various decisions one would need to make in order to successfully register, shows the different stages of the process, and also highlights the various ongoing requirements of registered charities in England and Wales.

The report identifies some of the key considerations and issues that an organisation will face when registering as a charity in England and Wales, including: the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a registered charity; eligibility requirements for registration; responsibilities of a registered charity, including filing requirements; operation as a registered charity; international issues that could arise with non-domestic charities or non-domestic operations of a charity registered in England and Wales; and practical steps to applying to be entered on the Register of Charities.

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