An update on recent and upcoming developments in charities law, including:
- an update on the review of the Charities Act 2005;
- advocacy by charities following the Supreme Court decision in Greenpeace and the High Court decision in Foundation for Anti-Aging Research – a discussion of recent decisions of the Charities Registration Board, including Greenpeace, Family First, and Save Animals from Exploitation: how, practically, can charities advocate for their charitable purposes in the current environment?
- donations to schools – what constitutes a “gift” that can be claimed for tax purposes?
- social enterprise update, including a discussion of charities and businesses, and the ICE Foundation decision;
- other developments, including:
- some important recent changes to the financial reporting rules for registered charities;
- update on the proposed new legislation for incorporated societies;
- the Trusts bill;
- charities and sport; and
- overseas donations.
The webinar is intended to be suitable for those involved with charities, at whatever level, advanced or otherwise. It is intended to give both a theoretical overview as well as sufficient detail to be practical. Practitioners from both small and large firms should attend.
An overview of important recent and upcoming developments in charities law.
A framework for considering where to from here for New Zealand charities.
ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE
12 June 2018
Lawyers and accountants involved with charitable organisations in their professional and private capacities, not-for-profit specialists, and charities themselves.
All involved or likely to be involved with charities, at whatever level, should be familiar with these developments in charities law
Sue Barker, Director, Sue Barker Charities law