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Charity Commission Automatic disqualification rule changes

Automatic disqualification rule changes: guidance for charities

This new Charity Commission guidance for charities explains the changes to the automatic disqualifications rules and how to prepare for them.

From 1 August 2018 there will be 2 key changes to the automatic disqualification rules that mean there will be more restrictions on who can run a charity. It applies to existing Trustees and Senior Managers not just new appointments.

For most charities, taking some simple steps to update recruitment and appointment systems is all that will be needed to prepare for the rule changes.

Charities can use this guidance to find out:

  • what the current disqualification rules are, and what they mean in practice
  • what the changes are
  • what steps they should take to prepare for the changes
  • about waivers

This guidance will be updated when the new disqualification rules become law.

The Charity Commission has also produced separate guidance for individuals about automatic disqualification and how to apply for a waiver.