Gina Miller charity to be closed

The prominent anti-Brexit campaigner was a founder, with her husband, of the True and Fair Foundation, whose reports were controversial in the charity sector

Gina Miller
Gina Miller

The charity founded by the prominent Brexit campaigner Gina Miller is to be closed, according to documents submitted to Companies House.

An application to strike off the True and Fair Foundation, which released several controversial reports about the efficiency of the charity sector, was submitted on Friday by the charity’s two trustees, Miller and her husband Alan.

This step would then enable an application to be made to remove the charity from the Charity Commission’s register.

The decision to close the charity comes after several months during which it has not had a working website.

The True and Fair Foundation rose to prominence in 2015 after it published a report that claimed one in five charities spent less than half of their income on charitable activities.

The report was said to have "wilfully misrepresented the facts" by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, and the complaints about the report later prompted a correction to a Daily Telegraph article on its findings.

In 2013 the charity, which was previously called Miller Philanthropy, called on the Charity Commission to cap the amount that charities could spend on running costs and administration.

A 2016 report on the profitability of UK charity shops called Lifting the Lid was also labelled as "nonsense" and "embarrassingly poor" by the NCVO.

That report called for an independent inquiry into the efficiency of the charity sector and a reduction in rate relief for charity shops from 80 per cent to 50 per cent.

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