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New legislation allows charitable companies to convert to charitable incorporated organisations

Parliament has now approved changes to legislation which will permit charitable companies and community interest companies to convert to charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs).

The CIO is a relatively new charitable structure, introduced by the Charities Act 2011. Until now only new charities or unincorporated charities could convert to being a CIO, this will now be extended to incorporated charities.

CIO’s afford the protections that incorporation bring without the need to comply with Companies House requirements.