About Clas

The body with ecumenical representation which communicates with the Government on proposals for legislation

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Our work

CLAS monitors policy developments and the progress of legislation on issues of particular interest to its members

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Circulars

CLAS covers subjects ranging from taxation, heritage grants and charity law to marriage law, immigration rules, planning and building regulations and water charges

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Governors

The business of CLAS is conducted by the Governors, who are representatives of full members of CLAS

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About Clas

The body with ecumenical representation which communicates with the Government on proposals for legislation

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Who we are?

CLAS currently consists of 39 bodies. Any religious body which is centred in the UK may apply for membership.

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CLAS is the body with ecumenical representation which communicates with the Government on proposals for legislation and acts for the churches in their dealings with major organisations whose activities affect them.

About Clas

CLAS began life in 1941 as the Churches Main Committee and is a Judaeo-Christian ecumenical body bringing together the interests of Christian Churches and the Jewish community in their dealings with Government (other than on education). CLAS is a vehicle for conveying to the Government the views of the churches on legislation and other matters which directly affect them.

What Clas Does

CLAS covers subjects ranging from taxation, heritage grants and charity law to marriage law, immigration rules, planning and building regulations and water charges, with much else besides. Circulars are issued to members giving information and advice. CLAS also published a series of booklets on aspects of church management. These are now available from the publications part of this website.

Other Work

The primary function of CLAS is to monitor policy developments and the progress of legislation on issues of particular interest to its members. A secondary but no less important function is to provide information on the likely impact of those developments on member churches and, as appropriate, to make representations to Government on possible anomalies and unintended consequences.

Categories

CLAS communicates with the government on proposals for legislation. It produces regular updates which includes employment, planning law and other interests.

Our governors

The business of CLAS is conducted by the Governors, who are representatives of full members of CLAS.

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