Skip to main content

Charities: Cross Border Co-operation

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what joint arrangements the Charity Commissioners and the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator have in place for dealing with cross-border operation of charities between Scotland and England where the charity is based in (a) England but operates in Scotland and (b) Scotland but operates in England. (138545)

The Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator have published a Memorandum of Understanding which is based on the principles of consultation, co-operation and co-ordination which underpin how they work together. It sets out the circumstances in which the Commission and OSCR will share information and collaborate operationally where a common regulatory approach is required. Both organisations are committed to minimise the burden of dual regulation for those charities which operate across both jurisdictions.