SCVO proposes review of Scottish charity law around private schools

Scottish umbrella body SCVO has responded to a recent consultation by regulator OSCR on new ‘charity test’ guidance with observations on the perceived problem around fee-paying schools and arms-length organisations set up by government bodies. They say:

.. it is clear that the charity brand is under pressure from organisations that are taking advantage of loopholes to obtain charitable status

As it has been 10 years since the introduction of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, SCVO would like to see the Scottish Government conducting a full review of the Act, to evaluate its effectiveness and to rectify any problems which have emerged since its inception.

Read Third Force News coverage, or the full SCVO response to the new charity test guidance.