| Commentary

7.11 Any other purposes

| Commentary

7.11 Any other purposes

Subject to the overriding requirement of public benefit, it was never the intention of the Charities Act 2006 to render non charitable a purpose that had previously been accepted as charitable. The 2006 Act1 therefore recognised as charitable those purposes not expressly within any of the descriptions of charitable purposes that were charitable under the law before 1 April 20082. The position remains unchanged under the Charities Act 20113. Examples are the repair of public roads and bridges, the promotion of industry and commerce4 and the provision of courts and prisons.

Provision is made to allow the

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