DIFFICULTY in interpreting laws related to charities was cited by a War on Want spokesman this week as one Of the main reasons the charity found itself in trouble with the Charity Commissioners over its campaign on unemployment in Britain.
The Charity Commission rebuke took the form of a letter ['rum the Chief Charity Comm ss loner, Mr Terence Fit/Gerald, to Mr John Lee, Conservative M P for Nelson and Colne, who complained about the charity's campaign on unemployment in the United Kingdom, claiming that it carried party political overtones because it emphasised Labour Party support.
"We've given an undertaking that we will confine our hind raising to what is proper" the spokesman told the Herald. "Proper" meant avoiding what the Charities Act said was inadmissible, and included such issues as human rights and land reform.
The difficulty lay in knowing when to use their profitmaking company for such ventures, rather than the non-profit making charity. said the spokesman.