As was mentioned above, PCCs are regarded as being charities because of the activities they carry out. Until the Charities Act 2006, PCCs were not required to register with the Charity Commission and comply with the additional reporting obligations that flowed from registration. That has now changed. Each PCC which has a gross income each year of £100,000 or more is required to register with the Charity Commission. For more information, please see the Charity Commission’s website.