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Legal requirements

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.

Governing documents

The key legal document in a charitable organisation is its governing document.

Keeping records

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

A checklist for compliance 

As a nonprofit organisation, make sure you know about the legislation that applies to you.

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

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