The Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, has asked the charity tribunal to clarify how charity law should operate in relation to fee-charging independent schools.
The move has been prompted by the long-standing dissatisfaction of the Independent Schools Council about the Charity Commission's guidance on public benefit, which it says is a misinterpretation of the law.
“...a body set up to advise the Charity Commission on public benefit in the education sector.”
From school meals to school selection policies, Margaret Tulloch has been a tireless campaigner for state education for half a lifetime.
"Private schools have significant ‘disbenefits’ to society: for example, by removing able and committed pupils from the state sector and by being one of the most significant barriers to social mobility," it says.
"For this reason, they cannot show public benefit by pointing to debatable or nebulous wider benefits, such as saving money for the state or providing well-educated pupils."