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Legal requirements

NGOs normally have to meet legal requirements, which might include:

The law is different in every country. This list only suggests some general areas to investigate. It is important to get advice about the law that applies to your NGO. Other NGOs (or donors) may be able to advise you and so might professional advisors, such as auditors or lawyers.

In the UK, most NGOs are regulated by the Charity Commission. Their Statement of recommended practice (known as the SORP) sets out standard formats and policies for NGOs' annual reports and accounts.  As of June 2010, this is due to be revised and there is hope that the replacement will be internationally applicable.

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