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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Charities Act 2006 (Charitable Companies Audit and Group Accounts Provisions) Order 2008 and, subject to paragraph (2), comes into force on 1st April 2008.
(2) This article and article 3 come into force on the day after the day on which this Order is made.
(3) The amendments made by this Order have effect in relation to financial years of charities beginning on or after 1st April 2008.
(4) In paragraph (3) “financial year” has the same meaning as in the Charities Act 1993(1).
(5) This Order extends to England and Wales only.
1993 c.10; section 43 was amended by the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (c.40), section 28, the Charities Act 1993 (Substitution of Sums) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/2696), the Regulatory Reform (National Health Service Charitable and Non-Charitable Trust Accounts and Audit) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/1074) and the Charities Act 2006 (c.50), section 28 and Schedule 8, paragraph 134. Section 44 was amended by the Charities Act 2006, Schedule 8, paragraph 137. Section 45 was amended by the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994, section 29, the Companies Act 1985 (Audit Exemption) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/1935), the Regulatory Reform (National Health Service Charitable and Non-charitable Trust Accounts and Audit) Order 2005 and the Charities Act 2006, Schedule 7 and Schedule 8, paragraph 138. The amendments made to section 45 by Schedule 7 to the Charities Act 2006 are not yet in force. The functions exercisable by the Secretary of State under sections 43 to 45 of the Charities Act 1993 were transferred to the Minister for the Cabinet Office by the Transfer of Functions (Third Sector, Communities and Equality) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/2951). Section 47 was amended by the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994, Schedule 11, paragraph 12, and Schedule 17, the Companies Act 1985 (Audit Exemption) Regulations 1994 and the Charities Act 2006, Schedule 8, paragraphs 96 and 140. Section 68A was inserted by the Charities Act 2006, section 33 and amended by the Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No.3, Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/2194). Section 69 was amended by the Charities Act 2006, Schedule 8, paragraph 154. Schedule 5A was inserted by the Charities Act 2006, Schedule 6. There are other amendments to the Charities Act 1993 not relevant to this Order.
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