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Charitable Status - A Practical Handbook

If you've ever considered setting up a charity, or are puzzled about your obligations once you have, this slim volume is a must read.

This publication is now sold out. A new edition is under consideration.

It’s a practical, jargon-free guide examining the key legal, financial and regulatory issues affecting every charity.

With sections by leading charity sector lawyers and experts, you’ll soon learn how to get started and how to steer a firm course once you’re on your way.

Who should buy this book?

If you’ve ever wanted to set up a charity, this is a great place to start. But it also contains vital information for the everyday running of all kinds of non-profit organisations by managers, trustees, staff and advisers.

What does it cover?

The latest edition covers the most up-to-date legislation and developments in the law governing charities and charitable status. It also encompasses:

  • The benefits of registering as a charity.
  • Getting started, getting registered.
  • Ensuring you stay within the law.
  • Getting the money right: from fundraising to VAT.

‘A vital reference book for every local development worker and charity adviser.’

Kevin Curley, Chief Executive, NAVCA

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Have a look inside Charitable Status.

About the author

Julian Blake

Julian is Partner and joint Head of Charity and Social Enterprise team at Bates Wells Braithwaite. He is particularly involved with the application of corporate/commercial law to charities, social enterprises, educational institutions and socially focused business and the engagement between such organisations and the public sector. He is member of and on the management committee of the Charity Law Association.

Julian is author of Charitable Status: A practical Handbook (6th edition) by Directory of Social Change.

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