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Charity test heralds an independent Scots regime - Wednesday 26 April 2006

Scotland's first independent regime of charity regulation came into force on Monday with the introduction of the Charity Test.

New charities must meet the two-part test, demonstrating that they pursue at least one charitable purpose and provide public benefit.

The test will be enforced by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, which will also maintain a 20,000-strong register of charities.

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