Royal Charters

The bill will also allow charities established or regulated by Royal Charter to amend provisions more easily within the Charter. Clause four provides for charities to make amendments to the Charter where no express power to do so exists, subject to the approval of the Queen by Order in Council.

We support this clause, which will make the lengthy processes which Royal Charter charities currently have to go through to make amendments much more straightforward, while retaining the oversight of the Privy Council.