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.... The Act lists the purposes considered to be charitable and retain the recognition of purposes under the existing law. Charities Act removes the presumption of public benefit, and requires evidence to prove that the benefit is recognised by existing law. Personal nexus must not define the identity of the members of the class. One important point to bear in mind is the fact that for policy reasons, purposes which are political cannot gain the status of charitable. The main aim of the case laws over the last decade as well as the Charities Act was to improve the monitoring of charities, to make sure public benefit requirement is met, the meaning or purposes recognised as charitable has not changed. In other words, purposes and definitions recognised under existing law are retained. There are some minor changes to allow new purposes to be added to the modern world.
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