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Legal requirements

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Guidance to ensure your organisation stays within the law.

It is essential that you understand what is required of your organisation and that you have all the processes in place to make sure you are complying with the law. In this section you will find information on:

Charity law

The legal obligations of charities under the Charities Acts and the Companies Acts.

Keeping records

Records that your non profit organisation must keep as evidence for compliance and checks.

Compliance checklist 

As a charity or voluntary organisation, make sure you know about the legislation and regulation that applies to you.

Legal advice and assistance

Common sources of legal help for voluntary organisations.

For more on legal requirements, take a look at our Governance section.

Page last edited Apr 09, 2018

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