Incorporated Societies Bill – Reform on the Horizon

07 Jul 2021

The Incorporated Societies Bill 2021 is set to bring about big changes for the 24,000 societies currently on the Incorporated Society Register.


The bill proposes to put in place a modern framework of basic legal, governance, and accountability obligations for incorporated societies and those who run them, including:

  • Putting in place six express duties on officers of incorporated societies, modelled on directors’ duties in the Companies Act 1993.
  • The introduction of rules and procedure relating to conflicts of interest for officers.
  • Providing a mechanism for societies to amalgamate with each other.

Societies will need to have a constitution which meets the new standards imposed by the legislation once it’s passed into law, so we recommend all Incorporated Societies take the time to review their current rules.

View other Insights by category

Most recent Insights

Untitled Design 6
Maximising Impact: The Power of Feasibility Studies in Capital Campaigns
Vardan Papikyan Jze1dheaaew Unsplash
Mastering Corporate Partnerships: A Comprehensive Guide for Fundraising Managers
Morgan Housel Pcdggex9 Ja Unsplash
What is the Great Wealth Transfer, and how does this affect charitable giving? 
Screenshot-2024-04-10-at-12.14.37 PM-2
Cholmondeley Children’s Foundation Launch Event: Supporting 100 Years of Cholmondeley Children’s Centre

Let’s talk strategy

Fundraising is unique for each organisation - we know one size does not fit all. Get in touch to set up your free consultation with our team.

Fundraising Case Studies

Join our newsletter

Name*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Scroll to Top