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Charity Registration Threshold

Comment 13th July 2010

The Charity Act of 2006 requires all charities to register which have an income exceeding £5000.  This is much too low and imposes legal requirements on very small organisations which don't have the resources for such work and which don't need government monitoring.  This generates unnecessary work for the charity commission who should be concentrating their efforts on monitoring the bigger sums of money.  It is suggested that this limit be increased considerably so that small organisations are not burdened with paperwork out of proportion to their activities. At least £10,000 or even £20,000 would be more appropriate.

Why does this matter?

It would save spending money on a charity commission which is not needed to poke around in the minutiae of very small organisations.  Let them concentrate on the places where the bigger money is being moved around.

 

It would prevent many well meaning small groups from being burdened with unnecessary legislation which they may neither know about nor be able to handle. 

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