We need to ask them to correct the point where they say "Wikimedia, which has 
income of less than £5,000 a year, has decided to
stop referring to itself as a charity or an exempt charity, as it has
up until now, and start describing itself as a ‘not-for-profit’
instead." We arnt wikimedia.


> Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 13:46:32 +0100
> From: thomas.dal...@gmail.com
> To: wikimediauk-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Charity Finance news article: Wikimedia UK       
> denied charitable tax status
> 
> 2009/6/1 Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net>:
> > See http://www.charityfinance.co.uk/home/content.php?
> > id=2876&pg=15&cat=30
> 
> "HMRC had denied charitable tax status to Wikimedia UK, which runs the
> Wikipedia UK website, stating that production of an encyclopaedia is
> not a charitable purpose."
> 
> They're not even trying... "the Wikipedia UK" website?
> 
> Good quotes from Andrew though - well done!
> 
> I thought we spoke to the WMF ages ago (in fact, I think I did it) and
> they didn't know any useful lawyers, so where did that bit come from?
> 
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