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14Reserve powers to control fund-raising

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(1)The Charities Act 1992 is amended as follows.

(2)In Part 2, after section 64A (reserve power to control fund-raising by charitable institutions) insert—

64BReserve power in relation to fund-raising regulators

(1)Regulations under section 64A may, in particular, impose on charitable institutions requirements to do any of the following—

(a)to comply with requirements imposed by a regulator;

(b)to have regard to guidance issued by a regulator;

(c)to pay fees to a regulator of an amount determined by the regulations or determined by the regulator in accordance with the regulations;

(d)to be registered with a regulator for the purpose of its regulation of charity fund-raising.

(2)“Regulator” means a body specified in the regulations as a regulator for the purposes of this section.

(3)A body may be specified as a regulator for the purposes of this section only if the regulation of charity fund-raising appears to the Minister to be a principal function of the body.

(4)A body maintained out of money provided by Parliament may not be specified as a regulator (and this section does not confer power by regulations to establish a body to act as regulator).

(3)In Part 2, after section 64B insert—

64CReserve power to confer additional powers on Charity Commission

(1)In the case of charity fund-raising which—

(a)is carried on by a charity, a person managing a charity or a person or company connected with a charity, or

(b)involves soliciting or otherwise procuring funds for the benefit of a charity or a company connected with a charity, or for charitable purposes,

regulations under section 64A may, in particular, make provision conferring functions on the Charity Commission, including provision applying or reproducing, with or without modification, any provision of the Charities Act 2011.

(2)The regulations may provide for a power that is exercisable by the Commission by virtue of the regulations to be exercisable by a person appointed by the Commission for the purpose.

(3)Where regulations by virtue of this section apply in relation to charity fund-raising by institutions that are not charities, section 19 of the Charities Act 2011 (fees and other amounts payable to Commission) applies in relation to the regulations as it applies in relation to the enactments relating to charities (but that is without prejudice to the application of other provisions by virtue of this section or section 77(3)).

(4)In section 64A(2) after “this section” insert “and sections 64B and 64C”.

(5)In section 77(4) (regulations and orders) at the end insert “and, in the case of regulations made by virtue of section 64B or 64C, shall in particular consult the Charity Commission.”

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