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The regulation of universities as charities

A new article by Dr Mary Synge considers the effect of statutory reforms in 2006, which sought to extend charity law regulation to so-called 'exempt charities' (including universities) which, historically, had been largely exempt from the supervisory and regulatory jurisdiction of the Charity Commission(ers). While the focus is on the (in)coherence of the statutory framework and the approach of the Office for Students in its role as Principal Regulator, the article does set the issues in their historical context by explaining the reasons for this particular exemption and the reasons for the reform.

‘Regulation of universities as charities: One step forward, two steps back’ (2021) Legal Studies, 1, was published in January 2021:

Date: 26 March 2021