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(p. 265) 11. The legal definition of ‘charity’ 

(p. 265) 11. The legal definition of ‘charity’
(p. 265) 11. The legal definition of ‘charity’

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date: 07 December 2019

Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provide an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter focuses on the legal definition of ‘charity’. The first part deals with traditional English charity law. It discusses charitable purposes under traditional law; purposes for the ‘advancement of religion’; ‘other purposes beneficial to the community’; the public benefit requirement; purposes that create problems under any head of charitable purpose. The second part of the chapter focuses on the Charities Acts 2006 and 2011.

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