Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal guidance & FAQs for Charities and Social Enterprises

We are receiving an increasing number of queries from clients in the Charity and Social Enterprise sector following the outbreak of Coronavirus and the impact it is having on organisations and people.

Please note that, on 17 March 2020, the Charity Commission released a statement to say that it will, where possible, act in a pragmatic way by taking account of the wider public interest during this unprecedented period. It has said that its contact centre will be open to assist with urgent queries. It has further stated that charities who are unable to submit an Annual Return at the present time can call to request an extension.

Having adopted smart working practices some time ago, Stone King is open for business as usual. Lawyers from across the firm have answered some of the questions currently being asked below. If you have any specific queries or would like legal advice, please contact Hannah Kubie or Stephen Ravenscroft, or contact the Stone King colleagues named on the linked web pages.

The law and practice referred to in this article or webinar has been paraphrased or summarised. It might not be up-to-date with changes in the law and we do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided at the time of reading. It should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice in relation to a specific set of circumstances.

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