Home Office report due to outline plans for sector reforms

New details of the Government's much-anticipated plans to reform the voluntary sector are expected to emerge today with the publication of a Home Office report.

The document contains the results of a consultation with the voluntary sector on proposals from the Government's Strategy Unit on the reform of charity law and regulation.

But ministers are likely to use it as an opportunity to say whether they intend to act on key reforms proposed by the unit.

The most controversial recommendation is the introduction of a public benefit test for organisations wanting to apply for charitable status.

A spokesman for NCVO said: "If they make a commitment to legislation, it is likely that they will say something about a public benefit test."

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