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Exempt and excepted charitiesE+W

160Exempt charitiesE+W

(1)Nothing in sections 144 to 155 (audit or examination of accounts) applies to an exempt charity.

(2)Sections 156(2) to (6) and 157 (duty of auditors etc. of individual accounts to report matters to Commission) apply in relation to a person appointed to audit, or report on, the accounts of an exempt charity which is not a company as they apply in relation to the person referred to in section 156 as “P”, but reading—

(a)any reference to P's acting in the capacity mentioned in section 156(1) as a reference to the person acting as a person so appointed, and

(b)any reference to the Commission or to any of its functions as a reference to the charity's principal regulator or to any of the latter's functions as principal regulator in relation to the charity.

(3)Nothing in section 158 (duty of auditors etc. in relation to group accounts) applies to an exempt charity.

161Excepted charitiesE+W

(1)Nothing in sections 144 to 146 (audit or examination of individual accounts) applies to any charity which—

(a)falls within section 30(2)(d) (whether or not it also falls within section 30(2)(b) or (c)), and

(b)is not registered.

(2)Except in accordance with subsections (3) and (4), nothing in—

(a)section 154 or 155 (regulations relating to audits and examinations), or

(b)section 156 or 157 (duty of auditors etc. to report matters to Commission),

applies to a charity mentioned in subsection (1).

(3)Sections 154 to 157 apply to a charity mentioned in subsection (1) which is also—

(a)an English NHS charity (as defined in section 149), or

(b)a Welsh NHS charity (as defined in section 150).

(4)Sections 156 and 157 apply in accordance with section 160(2) to a charity mentioned in subsection (1) which is also an exempt charity.

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