Amend the Charities Act 2011 to treat all religious institutions as charities; and
for connected purposes.
Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
Notwithstanding section 4 of the Charities Act 2011 (the public benefit
requirement), all religious institutions are to be treated as charities, and section
4(2) of that Act shall not apply to them.
(1) This Act may be cited as the Charities Act (Amendment) Act 2013.
(2) This Act extends to England and Wales only.