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Charities Act 2006

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Section 13: General duty of principal regulator in relation to exempt charity

61.This section gives the Minister for the Cabinet Office power (subsection (4)(b)) to make regulations prescribing a body or a Minister of the Crown as the principal regulator of an exempt charity. A body or Minister prescribed as a principal regulator of an exempt charity will have, in relation to that charity, the duty (subsections (2) and (3)) to do all that it or he reasonably can to promote compliance by the charity trustees with their legal obligations.

62.Subsection (5) will allow the Minister for the Cabinet Office to make regulations amending or otherwise modifying Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments and other enactments for certain purposes. These could include the purpose of giving a principal regulator any new statutory powers that it needs to carry out its duty to meet the compliance objective in relation to the exempt charity(ies) for which it is principal regulator.

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