Charities Bill and Dormant Assets Bill announced in Queen's speech

The Queen announced two significant new pieces of legislation for the charity sector, as she outlined the government's policy priorities for the coming year. In a speech in the House of Lords, the Queen confirmed plans to roll out the Dormant Assets Bill and Charities Bill.

She said: “Legislation will support the voluntary sector by reducing unnecessary bureaucracy and releasing additional funds for good causes.”  The Queen's speech, which is written by the government, normally happens once a year, but it has been delayed after Brexit and the pandemic. The last Queen's speech was in late 2019 and enabled Boris Johnson to set out his agenda one week after winning the general election.

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