UK Parliamentary Committee Report Urges Changes In Charities Act Definition of Religious Charity

Religion Clause Blog: In Britain yesterday, the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee published a report titled The role of the Charity Commission and “public benefit”: Post-legislative scrutiny of the Charities Act 2006.  Britain’s 2006 Charity Act requires that to qualify as a charity, an organization must not only be created to advance one of a set of specified purposes, such as “advancement of religion,” but must also be “for the public benefit.”