Charities and the independence referendum

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Read our guidance on the key issues for charities.

Our guidance on the independence referendum sets out the legal principles, explains the key issues that charities must consider, and provides examples to illustrate some situations that charities may encounter.

The final guidance has been written in consultation with the charity sector and we are grateful for the helpful suggestions and feedback we've received.  We hope that this guidance informs and supports charities as they consider the potential impact of the referendum, and ultimately supports public confidence in the work of charities.

We've also produced a series of webcasts featuring a variety of charities setting out their experience and offering their perspectives to help the wider sector.  We're grateful to those who took part and we hope that you find their real-life examples useful.

The webcasts feature the following charities: