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Latest guidance for charities holding remote meetings

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On 21 April 2022 the more flexible approach to charities holding remote meetings came to an end.

As of 22 April 2022, the Charity Commission now expects all charities that want to postpone or cancel a meeting, or to hold meetings online, by telephone or on a hybrid basis, to make sure their governing document allows them to do this.

Since April 2020, due to Covid-19, charities have been able to hold remote meetings, even if their governing document does not allow this. However, now that most restrictions have been lifted, the Charity Commission has said that charities need to comply with their governing document.

This may mean you need to make changes to your governing document and you should use any powers in your governing document to do this, which may include meeting in person to approve the changes.

For the full guidance visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-charity-sector