Charities Bill Fails to Become Law

The Charities Bill will not receive royal assent before the election, it has been confirmed. A spokesperson for the Home Office said: 'The Government had proposed that the bill be dealt with during Wash Up, however, this was blocked by the opposition on the basis that the bill had received insufficient parliamentary scrutiny.' The sector has expressed its dismay at the news and is calling on the political parties to commit to introducing a new bill in the first session of the new parliament.