National Trust report on slavery links did not break charity law, regulator says


Report on UK country houses with historic links to colonialism and slavery had set off ‘culture war’

The National Trust did not breach charity law by publishing a report that found itself at the centre of a “culture war” after it made links between its country house properties and the UK’s history of colonialism and slavery, the charity regulator has ruled.

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In effect exonerating the trust of claims that it had acted outside of its charitable purposes, the Charity Commission confirmed that the trust had acted legally and responsibly at all times and would face no regulatory action.

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