Setting up and running a charity – research and analysis

Impact of the public benefit requirement (RS27)

Charity Commission research on the impact of the public benefit requirement on the charity sector.

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Impact of the public benefit requirement (RS27)

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Impact of the public benefit requirement: analysis of findings

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Detail

The report was carried out by the Institute for Voluntary Action Research and Sheffield Hallam University on behalf of the commission.

Following changes arising from the Charities Act 2006, the report stipulated that the commission should raise awareness of public benefit and develop guidance for charity trustees.

The general aims of this report were:

  • to explore the overall impact that the public benefit requirement has had on charities
  • to build a picture of how the charity sector has changed