Jediism was today denied recognition as a religion by the Charity Commission. This is the body that regulates organisations claiming the financial benefits of being a charity. Unlike a company or business which seeks revenue in order to generate profit which is then taxed, a charity fundraises in order to promote some public good.
Jediism was a spoof religion 'established' by some atheists in 2001 in response to that decade's census which enquired into people's religious beliefs. They invented a new religion as all religions, they suggested, are similarly ridiculous and made-up. This is an interesting point, but where's the promotion of 'moral and ethical improvement' for which the Commission looked?
The Charity Commission made the right decision.