Correspondence: Public benefit guidance: letter to the ISC

The letter summarises the Charity Commission’s position on issues relating to the public benefit of independent schools raised by peers in the debates on the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill.

It covers:

  • commission guidance on public benefit

  • whether there is potential for more to be done to encourage charitable independent schools to consider sharing sporting facilities or other resources as part of their responsibility to operate for the public benefit

  • public benefit reporting

  • the commission’s intention to commission and publish independent research to assess the impact of initiatives to increase partnerships between charitable schools and the state sector

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