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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Purposes, powers and governing documents

    1. Charitable companies

      1. 1.Alteration of charitable company’s purposes

    2. Charitable incorporated organisations

      1. 2.Amendments to constitution of CIOs

    3. Unincorporated charities

      1. 3.Powers of unincorporated charities

    4. Charities established etc by Royal charter or Act

      1. 4.Power to amend Royal charter

      2. 5.Orders under section 73 of the Charities Act 2011: parliamentary procedure

    5. Cy-près and schemes

      1. 6.Cy-près powers

      2. 7.Proceeds of fund-raising: power of charity trustees to apply cy-près

      3. 8.Power of the court and the Commission to make schemes

    6. Permanent endowment

      1. 9.Definition of “permanent endowment”

      2. 10.Amendment of powers to release restrictions on spending capital

      3. 11.Taking effect of resolution under section 282 of the Charities Act 2011

      4. 12.Power to borrow from permanent endowment

      5. 13.Total return investment

    7. Special trusts

      1. 14.Special trusts

    8. Ex gratia payments etc

      1. 15.Small ex gratia payments

      2. 16.Power of Commission etc to authorise ex gratia payments etc

  3. PART 2 Charity land

    1. Dispositions and mortgages

      1. 17.Scope of Part 7 of the Charities Act 2011

      2. 18.Exceptions to restrictions on dispositions or mortgages of charity land

      3. 19.Advertising and report requirements for disposition of charity land

      4. 20.Advice relating to the disposition of charity land

      5. 21.Advice etc from charity trustees, officers and employees

      6. 22.Residential tenancies granted to employees

      7. 23.Information to be included in certain instruments

    2. Universities and College Estates Act 1925

      1. 24.Amendments of the Universities and College Estates Act 1925

  4. PART 3 Charity names

    1. 25.Working names etc

    2. 26.Power to delay registration of unsuitably named charity

    3. 27.Power to delay entry of unsuitable name in register

    4. 28.Power to direct change of name of exempt charity

  5. PART 4 Charity trustees

    1. 29.Powers relating to appointments of trustees

    2. 30.Remuneration of charity trustees etc providing goods or services to charity

    3. 31.Remuneration etc of charity trustees etc

    4. 32.Trustee of charitable trust: status as trust corporation

  6. PART 5 Charity mergers

    1. Gifts to merged charity

      1. 33.Gifts to merged charity

    2. Vesting declarations

      1. 34.Vesting declarations: exclusions

      2. 35.Vesting permanent endowment following a merger

  7. PART 6 Legal proceedings

    1. 36.Costs incurred in relation to Tribunal proceedings etc

  8. PART 7 General

    1. 37.Public notice as regards Commission orders etc

    2. 38.“Connected person”: illegitimate children

    3. 39.“Connected person”: power to amend

    4. 40.Minor and consequential provision

    5. 41.Extent, commencement and short title

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Amendments of the Universities and College Estates Act 1925: consequential amendments

      1. 1.Law of Property (Amendment) Act 1926 (c. 11)

      2. 2.Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 (c. 36)

      3. 3.Landlord and Tenant (War Damage) Act 1939 (c. 72)

      4. 4.Universities and Colleges (Trusts) Act 1943 (c. 9)

      5. 5.Coast Protection Act 1949 (c. 74)

      6. 6.Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (c. 56)

      7. 7.Universities and College Estates Act 1964 (c. 51)

      8. 8.Forestry Act 1967 (c. 10)

      9. 9.Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (c. 88)

      10. 10.Mines and Quarries (Tips) Act 1969 (c. 10)

      11. 11.Agriculture Act 1970 (c. 40)

      12. 12.Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (c. 55)

      13. 13.Universities and College Estates Act 1925 (Amendment) Regulations 1978 (S.I. 1978/443)

      14. 14.Highways Act 1980 (c. 66)

      15. 15.Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (c. 5)

      16. 16.Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8)

      17. 17.Solicitors’ Recognised Bodies Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/2684)

      18. 18.Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (c. 28)

      19. 19.Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (c. 8)

      20. 20.Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (c. 53)

      21. 21.Cathedrals Measure 1999 (No. 1)

      22. 22.Trustee Act 2000 (c. 29)

      23. 23.Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4)

      24. 24.Cathedrals Measure 2021 (No. 2)

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. PART 1 Amendments relating to Part 1

        1. 1.The Charities Act 2011 is amended in accordance with paragraphs...

        2. 2.Amendment relating to section 2 of this Act

        3. 3.Amendments relating to section 3 of this Act

        4. 4.In section 328 (suspension of time limits while reference is...

        5. 5.In section 350 (connected person: child, spouse and civil partner)—...

        6. 6.In section 351 (connected person: controlled institution), for “and 249(2)(d)”...

        7. 7.In section 352 (connected person: substantial interest in body corporate),...

        8. 8.In Schedule 6 (appeals and applications to Tribunal)—

        9. 9.In Schedule 9 (transitory modifications), in the table in paragraph...

        10. 10.In Schedule 11 (index of defined expressions)—

        11. 11.Amendments relating to section 5 of this Act

        12. 12.In section 5 of the Coal Industry Act 1987 (coal...

        13. 13.Amendments relating to section 6 of this Act

        14. 14.In Schedule 8 (transitionals and savings), in paragraph 17 (application...

        15. 15.In Schedule 11 (index of defined expressions)—

        16. 16.Amendments relating to sections 10 and 11 of this Act

        17. 17.(1) Section 284 (taking effect of resolution under section 282)...

        18. 18.(1) Section 285 (power to alter sums specified in certain...

        19. 19.For the heading of Part 13 substitute “Powers to amend...

        20. 20.Amendment relating to sections 10 and 12 of this Act

        21. 21.Amendments relating to section 12 of this Act

        22. 22.In Schedule 11 (index of defined expressions), in the entry...

        23. 23.Amendment relating to section 13 of this Act

        24. 24.Amendments relating to section 14 of this Act

        25. 25.In Schedule 11 (index of defined expressions)—

        26. 26.Amendments relating to section 16 of this Act

        27. 27.In Schedule 6 (appeals and applications to Tribunal), after the...

      2. PART 2 Amendments relating to Part 2

        1. 28.Amendment relating to section 22 of this Act

        2. 29.Amendment relating to section 23 of this Act

      3. PART 3 Amendments relating to Part 3

        1. 30.The Charities Act 2011 is amended in accordance with paragraphs...

        2. 31.Amendments relating to section 25 of this Act

        3. 32.In section 45 (change of name where charity is a...

        4. 33.In section 208(2) (refusal of application for constitution and registration...

        5. 34.In section 231(2) (refusal of application for conversion to CIO)—...

        6. 35.In section 237(3) (refusal of application for amalgamation of CIOs)—...

        7. 36.In Schedule 6 (appeals and applications to Tribunal), in the...

        8. 37.In Schedule 11 (index of defined expressions), after the entry...

      4. PART 4 Amendments relating to Part 4

        1. 38.The Charities Act 2011 is amended in accordance with paragraphs...

        2. 39.Amendments relating to section 30 of this Act

        3. 40.In Schedule 11 (index of defined expressions), omit the entry...

        4. 41.In section 7A of the Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure...

        5. 42.Amendment relating to section 31 of this Act

      5. PART 5 Other minor amendments

        1. 43.In section 199 of the Charities Act 2011 (meaning of...

        2. 44.In section 248 of the Charities Act 2011 (meaning of...

        3. 45.In section 292B of the Charities Act 2011 (general power...

        4. 46.In section 77 of the Companies Act 2006 (change of...

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