Review of private school charity rules

September 30th, 2010

There are news reports that the Attorney General has ordered the Charities Tribunal to review Charity Commission guidance for private schools on demonstrating the provision of a public benefit (which is essential in order to qualify for charitable status). This follows the Independent Schools Council’s pending application for judicial review, challenging the lawfulness of the Charity Commission’s guidance. The issue is whether the guidance places too great an emphasis on financial assistance by way of bursuries.

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