UK: The Charity Commission’s New Public Benefit Guidance

Last Updated: 30 September 2013
Article by Donald Taylor

After much consultation, and deliberation on the implications of the decision of the Upper Tribunal in the Independent Schools Council case handed down on 13th October 2011, the Charity Commission has finally just published its revised public benefit 'guides'. The first of the easy-to-read suite of documents gives an overview of the architecture of the three public benefit guides ( click here). It makes clear that it does not form part of those guides, and is not therefore a document to which charity trustees have to have regard when making decisions about their charity.

What it also makes clear is that trustees now only have to have regard to:

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