Tag Archives: charitable purposes

Charitable purposes and political purposes – the High Court forges a new approach

As I’ve explained in a previous post, for a trust with a purpose to be valid, it has to establish that it has a “charitable purpose”. But the whole charities issue is complicated by another factor. One of the very large perks of charitable status is that charities get tax benefits. This is an important […]

By Toutatis! Druidry recognised as religion deserving of charitable status

People sometimes ask me what I teach in Trusts law. Among other things, I teach about charities and the requirements for establishing that a charitable trust has an allowed “charitable purpose”. One of the four charitable purposes under the common law is advancement of religion. Generally, the common law assumes that some religion is better […]