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Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 120 – Information to appear on charity websites

324.This section amends the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (the ‘2005 Act’) to include websites and webpages within the scope of the regulation-making powers in sections 15 and 52 of the 2005 Act.

325.New sections 15(3) and 52(5) of the 2005 Act provide that a charity, including a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), which has a website, either operated directly or on its behalf, may be required to include information relating to its charitable status on such webpages as are specified in regulations.

326.Section 15 of the 2005 Act introduced a requirement for a charity to include a statement that it is a charity, and such other information specified in regulations, on such documents as may be specified in regulations. The information which must be included and the documents on which it must be included are specified in the Charities References in Documents (Scotland) Regulations 2007, as amended.

327.Section 52 of the 2005 Act introduces a requirement for a SCIO to state that it is a SCIO on documents issued or signed by, or on behalf of, the SCIO. Regulations will set out the documents to which the requirement will apply.

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