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hi just a quick one. A charity registered in England has a

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hi just a quick one. A charity registered in England has a person workig on their behalf in Ireland. this is a dog chatity. so the dogs are mainly rescued from ire and have been for years. the pperson in Ire has asked for a van to transport the dogs as her car is not suitable. She has been told that they cannot purchase a van in Ire. this I find peculiar.Is there any reason why they cant? it will be their van and an asset. thak you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

Thank you for your question and welcome.

My name is AJ and I will assist you.

Do you have the Charities constitution to hand? Does it say anything about how the charities assets can be distributed?

Kind regards

AJ
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Havent got it to hand but have someone looking into it. They have over the past few years paid her expenses, if that helps for now. thank you fiona

Expert:  Alex J. replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

Thank you.

The only reason I can think that this would be refused is because there maybe a restriction in the articles as to what assets they can acquire for the charity outside of England.

Is it possible to come back to me once you have looked at the constitution?

Who exactly has taken this decision? Is it one of the trustees?

Kind regards

AJ
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thank you. I am going to look at the articles of association tonight. from what i gather it was some of the committee and they asked the accountant and he said they couldnt buy it. dont understand but will look and get back with info. fiona

Expert:  Alex J. replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

Thank you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

AJ

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