Chapter 15 » 15.12
Like other churches and religious faiths in Britain, the Religious Society of Friends is a charity for the advancement of religion. Being formally recognised as a charity brings both rights and responsibilities. It is a responsibility of Britain Yearly Meeting to act for the public benefit and to exercise transparency and openness in its affairs. The role that it plays is in turn recognised by the state, which affords benefits in the form of tax concessions and regulatory advice.