Charities Act 2006


48Restrictions on conducting collections in a public placeE+W
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(1)A collection in a public place must not be conducted unless—

(a)the promoters of the collection hold a public collections certificate in force under section 52 in respect of the collection, and

(b)the collection is conducted in accordance with a permit issued under section 59 by the local authority in whose area it is conducted.

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to a public charitable collection which is an exempt collection by virtue of section 50 (local, short-term collections).


(a)a collection in a public place is conducted in contravention of subsection (1), and

(b)the circumstances of the case do not fall within section 50(6),

every promoter of the collection is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.