Charities Act 2022


amend the Charities Act 2011 and the Universities and College Estates Act 1925; and for connected purposes

What is this Bill?

The Charities Act 2022 was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 26 May 2021 and became an Act of Parliament on 24 February 2022.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Act of Parliament, Government Bills, Process of a Bill

Bill Progession through Parliament

Lords Completed
Commons Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
24/02/2022
Act of Parliament
24/02/2022
Briefing paper
21/02/2022
Explanatory Note
11/01/2022

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

24/02/2022
Royal Assent (Commons)
24/02/2022
Act of Parliament
Charities Act 2022 (c. 6)
22/02/2022
3rd reading (Commons)
22/02/2022
Commons Hansard Daily Report
3rd reading - Commons Hansard link
21/02/2022
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on the Bill
25/01/2022
Committee stage (Commons)
25/01/2022
Bill
Bill 237 2021-22 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
25/01/2022
Bill
Bill 237 2021-22 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - large print
25/01/2022
Bill proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 25 January 2022
25/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 January 2022
24/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 January 2022
24/01/2022
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 25 January 2022
20/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 January 2022
18/01/2022
Second reading committee
18/01/2022
Money resolution
11/01/2022
1st reading (Commons)
11/01/2022
Bill
Bill 223 2021-22 (as brought from the House of Lords)
11/01/2022
Explanatory Notes
Bill 223 EN 2021-22
10/01/2022
3rd reading (Lords)
15/12/2021
Bill
HL Bill 86 (as amended on Report)
14/12/2021
Report stage (Lords)
10/12/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 68-I Marshalled list for Report
08/12/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 68 Running list of amendments
08/12/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 68(b) Amendments for Report
24/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 68(a) Amendment for Report
18/11/2021
Committee stage (Lords)
18/11/2021
Bill
HL Bill 68 (as amended in Special Public Bill Committee)
16/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 17-I Marshalled list of amendments for Special Public Bill Committee
10/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 17 Running list of amendments
10/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 17(d) Amendments for Special Public Bill Committee
02/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 17 Running list of amendments
02/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 17(c) Amendments for Special Public Bill Committee
20/07/2021
Select Committee report
5th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
19/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 17 Running list of amendments
19/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 17(b) Amendments for Special Public Bill Committee
14/07/2021
2nd reading (Lords)
14/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 17(a) Amendment for Special Public Bill Committee
07/07/2021
Second reading committee
02/06/2021
Library Notes
Charities Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
27/05/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Charities Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
27/05/2021
Impact Assessments
De Minimis Assessment from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
26/05/2021
1st reading (Lords)
26/05/2021
Bill
HL Bill 17 (as introduced)
26/05/2021
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 17 Explanatory Notes
26/05/2021
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard
26/05/2021
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings