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Charities Act 2006

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Section 12: Increased regulation of exempt charities under 1993 Act

60.This section gives effect to the amendments to the 1993 Act specified in Schedule 5 to this Act. These amendments apply to exempt charities provisions of the 1993 Act which formerly did not apply to them. However, the Charity Commission’s power to institute inquiries into exempt charities under section 8 of the 1993 Act (conferred by paragraph 2 of Schedule 5) is limited: the Commission may only exercise that power, in relation to an exempt charity, on the request of the charity’s principal regulator (see note on section 13).

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