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(p. 248) 13. Charitable Trusts 

(p. 248) 13. Charitable Trusts
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(p. 248) 13. Charitable Trusts
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Philip H Pettit

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10.1093/he/9780199694952.003.0013
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date: 25 August 2019

This chapter analyses the concept of charitable trusts in Great Britain. It discusses the essential characteristics of a charity according to the Charity Commission, and explains the differences between charitable and non-charitable trusts. The chapter explains the legal definition of ‘charity’ and ‘charitable purposes’ provided by the Charities Act 2011 and describes some trusts that have been held not to be charitable. It also considers the overriding requirement of public benefit and the exceptional cases to which the requirement does not apply.

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