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Charities Act 2006

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Section 60: Refusal of permits

221.This section builds on section 69(1)(a) and (b), and 69(2) of the 1992 Act. It sets out, in subsection (1) , the ground that local authorities may rely on to refuse to award a permit to conduct a collection in a public place, which is that allowing the collection to go ahead would cause undue inconvenience to members of the public, due to the reasons set out in paragraphs (a) to (d). Subsection (2) enables the local authority to have regard to collections that have already been authorised in determining whether the proposed collection would cause undue inconvenience. Subsection (3) precludes local authorities having regard under subsection (2) to collections which take place in one location on land to which the public has access by virtue of the owner’s permission or of any enactment, and where the occupier consents to the collections. Subsection (4) specifies which existing authorised collections local authorities can consider in deciding whether to grant or refuse a permit.

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