Thursday 6th April 2017 5.15pm to 8.15pm JET Training Rooms, Kensington Place. NOW FULL

Jersey’s new charities law and what it will mean to you: After a vote by politicians in July 2015, The States of Jersey allocated £70,000 towards the implementation of a new law governing the way charities operate and are regulated. With a charity commissioner to be appointed and a central register to be introduced to oversee the new law, the law will also help new organisations gain charitable status, so we will look at what this means in reality, for island based charities and organisations. The new charities law will provide a clearer definition of what actually constitutes a charity, and defining ‘public benefit’, which will have a big impact on some local organisations, such as sports clubs, allowing them the possibility of registering and benefitting from tax benefits on donations. It will also set our rules for the duties of governors/trustees and place restrictions on the use of the terms "charity" and "charitable". Jersey’s new charities law is based on the Scottish one, so we will look briefly at the principles outlined in the new law, which according to Liz Le Poidevin (deputy chairman of the AJC) is “primarily intended to help protect public trust and confidence"

With Jane Galloway of Arclight Solutions

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