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Charities Act 2006

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Section 15: Application cy-près by reference to current circumstances

64.This section amends section 13 of the 1993 Act by substituting ‘the appropriate considerations’ for ‘the spirit of the gift’ in that section. The effect is to require the Charity Commission, when making a scheme to alter the purposes for which charity property is to be applied, to take into account not only the spirit of the gift of the property but also the social and economic circumstances prevailing at the time of the proposed alteration in the purpose.

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