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Where does charity begin and politics end?

Where does charity begin and politics end?

Pawlowski, Mark ORCID: 0000-0002-5473-5809 (2022) Where does charity begin and politics end? New Law Journal, 172 (7996). p. 11. ISSN 0306-6479 (Print), 2046-2239 (Online)

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The article considers whether it is time to reconsider the line between charity and political activities. The law states that to be a charity, an organisation must have exclusively charitable purposes and satisfy the requirement of public benefit. However, the rule against political activity forces organisations to be overly cautious in their campaigning in order to avoid the possibility of losing their charitable status. The article argues for a more robust legal framework which acknowledges that there is no need for special rules relating to political objectives and that trusts for political purposes should be determined in the ordinary way by the test of public benefit.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: charity; political activity; campaigning; charitable purpose; political parties; test of public benefit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
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