Some movers and shakers within CTC have been tyring to push this through for sometime now. They almost got there but the Charity Commission for England and Wales has nescessitated another vote by members before they will grant approval.
My view is that aquiring charitable status will limit CTC's potential for meaningfull campaigning in the future, particularly on issues like access. They will be a Charity and therefore subject to limiting rules. CTC just seem fixated with the financial benefits this status will bring and are blinkered to everything else.
Thus the Charity Commission have given any CTC member who does not want to hamstring the organisation's ability to campaign effectively in the future a second chance to stop it happening.
I'd urge any CTC members among you to use the form in this months CTC mag to vote NO to this and prevent the total emasculation of this organisation.