Registered charity

1. There appears to be no definition of “registered charity” for HB purposes. 

2. For UC purposes (and arguably applicable for HB purposes) a “registered charity” means:1Universal Credit Regulations 2013/376 Schedule 1 para 1 def: “registered charity

  1. a charity entered in the register of charities maintained under Part 4 of the Charities Act 2011; or
  2. a body entered on the register of charities maintained under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

England and Wales

3. The Charity Commission for England and Wales2The Charity Commission’ (GOV.UK), accessed 26 June 2019  keeps a register3Charity Commission for England and Wales “Register Home Page”, accessed 26 June 2019 of charities.4Charities Act 2011, s 29(1)  Some charities which are very small or for which the Charity Commission is not the main regulator, are currently excluded from the need to register.5Register Home Page’, accessed 26 June 2019


4. Registration of charities in Scotland is carried out by the Scottish Charity Regulator.6OSCR | The Scottish Charity Regulator, accessed 26 June 2019

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