Charity legislation for Jersey

Jersey has joined other parts of the British Isles in introducing a charity law, which will see a charity register created, along with a charity commissioner. The latter will be responsible for seeing that registered charities meet a public benefit test.

Currently charities are unregulated, with the only definition of a charity under income tax law. The Association of Jersey Charities welcomed the new law, saying it would better define charities, according to the BBC report at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-28377408.

Further coverage on Civil Society Media, http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/fundraising/news/content/17874/

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