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Charity Commission leniency on remote meetings ends

The Charity Commission’s dispensation on charities holding their meetings in line with their governing document ended on 21 April 2022. Prior to this the Charity Commission had stated that it would take a flexible approach due to the novelty and seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Charity Commission writes:-

“From 22 April 2022 we will expect all charities that want to postpone or cancel a meeting, or to hold meetings online, by telephone or on a hybrid basis, to make sure their governing document allows them to do this. This may mean you need to make changes to your governing document and you should use any powers in your governing document to do this, which may include meeting in person to approve the changes.”

See the full guidance.

Contact us if you need to make changes to your governing document to allow meetings to take place remotely or in a hybrid basis.