Charity Commission

The Charity Commission for England and Wales (Commission) is the registrar and regulator of charities ( in England and Wales.

It is a corporate body and a non-ministerial government department.

For detailed information about the role of the Commission and links to the information, services, guidance and forms available from its website ( that are likely to be most useful to practitioners, see Practice note, Charity Commission: what it does and where to access its services and guidance ( .

For guidance on the Commission's regulatory work and when and how it becomes involved in litigation involving charities, see Practice notes:

For guidance on challenging decisions of the Commission in the First-tier Tribunal (Charity), see Practice note, Charity litigation: overview of the tribunal system ( .

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