RSPCA told in letter to review its prosecution policies by Charity Commission – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 29th, 2013 in animal cruelty, Charity Commission, news, prosecutions by sally

“The RSPCA, Britain’s biggest animal welfare charity, has been officially asked to review its prosecution policies by the charities regulator after it spent hundreds of thousands of pounds bringing a prosecution against David Cameron’s local hunt.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

RSPCA warned on hunt prosecutions by charities watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 18th, 2013 in charities, Charity Commission, costs, hunting, news, prosecutions by tracey

“The RSPCA has been told by the charity watchdog that any decision to prosecute
hunts must be a ‘reasonable and effective use of the charity’s resources’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Kennedy v Charity Commission (Information Commissioner and another intervening) – WLR Daily

Kennedy v Charity Commission (Information Commissioner and another intervening) [2012] EWCA Civ 317; [2012] WLR (D) 91

“The right to freedom of expression under article 10 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms was not engaged in a case in which the Charity Commission had refused to comply with a journalist’s request that he be supplied with certain information, by applying an absolute exemption which was said to derive from section 32(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.”

WLR Daily, 20th March 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Independent schools can decide charitable status, says Tribunal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 18th, 2011 in charities, Charity Commission, education, judgments, news by sally

” It is not for the Charity Commission or the courts to impose on trustees of a school their own idea of what is for the ‘public benefit’ so as to qualify for charitable status, the Upper Tribunal has ruled. In a detailed assessment of the law on charitable status both before and after the Charities Act, the Tribunal has indicated that the Act has not introduced any legal requirement to act in a way prescribed by the Charity Commission or anyone else. Provided they run their charity to ensure that the poor are able to benefit in a way that is more than minimal or tokenistic, they should be free to make their own considered assessment of what is for the ‘public benefit’ in the circumstances pertaining to their own institution.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th October 2011

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Independent schools win Charity Commission fight – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2011 in charities, Charity Commission, education, news by tracey

“Independent schools have won a long-running legal battle with the Charity Commission on what schools must do to justify their charitable status.”

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BBC News, 14th October 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk