Proposed charity watchdog chief defends public schools

In an article in the Telegraph, 06/09/12, William Shawcross, proposed new Chairman of  the Charity Commission says that independent schools should not feel under threat over their charitable status.

During questioning from MPs, he brushed aside calls for private schools to be stripped of their special status – which brings millions of pounds of tax breaks – insisting that education should in itself be considered a “charitable purpose” as much as the relief of poverty or the promotion of religion. 

By John Bingham, The Telegraph. Click here to read the article © The Telegraph