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Automatic Disqualification for Trustees and Senior Workers

The Charity Commission has published guidance on the new rules on the automatic disqualification of trustees and senior managers. The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 extended automatic disqualification to a wider range of people. The law comes fully into force on 1 August 2018.

A wider range of circumstances will now trigger disqualification. The new offences are:

  • several terrorism-related, money laundering and bribery offences
  • violating certain Commission orders relating to finances or property
  • misconduct in public office, perjury or perverting the course of justice
  • disobeying an order or direction of the Commission on application to the High Court
  • attempting, aiding or abetting either these offences, or offences of deception or dishonesty.

Read more about it in this NCVO blog