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We must consult specific bodies or individuals in carrying out certain functions, and before we issue guidance on how we decide whether a body meets the charity test.

We want to be clear about:

  • the issues on which we will consult or engage stakeholders
  • how stakeholders can input to decision making
  • how we feed back decisions to stakeholders.

Our Consultation and Participation Strategy sets out how we consult and engage with our stakeholders. It is an evolving document and is open for comment. To comment on this document please email us at with 'Consultation and Participation Strategy' in the subject line.

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OSCR responses to external consultations

In maintaining a good understanding of the external policy environment OSCR also responds to external consultations that impact on charity law or charities generally. Copies of our recent responses to external consultations are listed below: