Charity Law

The Charity Commission has published its guidance on demonstrating public benefit for charities that have the advancement of religion as their charitable purpose. A copy of this guidance can be found on the Charity Commission's website.

All of our congregations and organisations will need to take this advice, whether a separately registered or an excepted charity (as most of our bodies are).

A statement assessing the public benefit your organisation provides should included in all reports and accounts produced by the trustees.

Even if your accounts are not audited, you will still need to provide a statement in your account report - as described in the guidance.