| Commentary

5 Introduction

| Commentary

C: CHARITABLE PURPOSES

5 Introduction

The reforms originally introduced by the Charities Act 20061 may be seen as removing or at least relaxing the dependence of charity law on the Preamble to the Statute of Elizabeth I2 .

The descriptions in the Charities Act 2011 of purposes that are charitable if established for the benefit of the public not only help to define whether a particular gift, fund or organisation is a charity or not but are also relevant in ascertaining the way in which the public benefit requirement applies3, and on occasion in selecting the appropriate cy-près application4

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