Thursday, 9 March 2017
UK: the governance of charities - updated HMRC guidance on the 'fit and proper test' for charity trustees and directors of corporate charities
The Finance Act 2010 (section 30 and schedule 6) introduced a definition for tax purposes of charities and other organisations entitled to UK charity tax reliefs, including a 'management condition' that is satisfied where the managers of a body of persons or trust are 'fit and proper persons to be managers of the body or trust'. The legislation does not define or explain what is meant by 'fit and proper'. HMRC does, however, provide guidance and an updated version of this guidance was published today: see here.