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Charities Act 2006

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Section 57: Appeals against decisions of the Commission

217.This section sets out the rights of appeal against Charity Commission decisions relating to public collections certificates.

218.Subsection (1) specifies the right of appeal for applicants. Subsections (2) and (3) set out the rights of appeal for certificate holders. The Lord Chancellor’s rules for the Tribunal will set out the period within which these rights of appeal may be exercised following the Charity Commission’s service of the relevant notification on the person in question. Subsection (4) provides for the Attorney General to appeal to the Tribunal against a decision of the Commission. Subsections (5), (6) and (7) provide for the decisions that the Tribunal may make in respect of such appeals.

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