Private schools win legal fight over charity status

Private schools on Friday won a long-running legal battle with the Charity Commission over what schools must do to justify their charitable status, the AFP reports. The Independent Schools Council (ISC), an umbrella body representing more than 1,000 schools, had challenged tighter rules affecting how private schools qualify for the status, which comes with tax breaks. The changes, introduced in 2006, meant private schools in England and Wales had to prove they benefit children who cannot afford their fees in order to keep their charitable status…

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