School – PTA’s and PTFA’s.
The Barmy Army
IN THE (Governments) CHARITY COMMISSION’S Draft Supplementary Guidance on `Public Benefit and Fee-charging’, the Commission come back to an issue trailed in their general guidance: can a charity opt out of the charitable sector if the charity trustees `consider their responsibilities to meet the public benefit requirement … too demanding’? This picks up on a theme appearing fairly regularly in media, usually on letters pages or blogs, where exasperated parents, learning that the total value of the tax benefits enjoyed by charitable independent schools is less than £250 per pupil per year, wonder why schools don’t just save themselves a lot of grief and regulatory intervention by terminating their charitable status and operating outside the charitable sector?
ICS and Others – give the blood suckers in/of the Charity Commission the ‘cold shoulder’ on behalf of the Independent School Parent. Independent School Parents save the UK Taxpayer £20bn per annum. The State Education System could not cope if they had to take on all Independent School pupils!
www.charity-commission.gov.uk ‘Consultation on Draft Supplementary Guidance on Public Benefit and Fee-charging’. Dame Suzi Leather ‘Quango Queen’ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1568137/Quango-queen-takes-on-the-public-schools.html
No wonder these people seem to live on a different planet. They don’t spend half their spare time trying to raise money in PTFA’s or PTA’s for Independent Schools, or State Schools, trying to make up for the Government’s (incompetent and appalling) inadequacies!
Why have we been rated in England as having the ‘Worst Care’ – Child Welfare of Children in the 27 Industrialised Nations of the World; this is something you could really be concentrating on – Dame Suzi! Is this true? And if it is? Why do you play about with unbelievable total crap like this and at all our expense, like: robbing Peter to pay Paul, except that you ‘do it with the children’s education money’. Peter and Paul, I am sure: were much more grown up!