| Commentary

52 Incorporation

| Commentary

52 Incorporation

A body of charity trustees (but not the charity itself or a body of holding trustees) may, if it is complete, apply to the Charity Commission under the Charities Act 2011 for a certificate of incorporation1. Provided that the charity is registered (unless it is not required to be registered), and the trustees can show that such incorporation is necessary or desirable and otherwise in the charity’s interests, and subject to any conditions or directions that the Commission thinks necessary, the Commission will as a matter of policy generally grant the certificate2.

The legal effect of the certificate is

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