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Exception for small religious charities from registering with the Charity Commission

28th January 2021

The exception for certain small religious charities from compulsory registration with the charity commission has now been extended by 10 years to 2031. 

The amendment to the ‘Charities Regulation 1996’ by further extending the temporary exception until 31 March 2031 was laid before par time to on the 19th of Jan 2021 and will come into force on 31 March 2021. 

The exception was originally due to expire on the 1 March 2001 but was extended by successive statutory instruments to 31 March 2021 and now again. 

This temporary exception applies to churches and chapels belonging to some Christian denominations that have a gross annual income of under £100,000. 

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