Excepted and Exempt charities

Some charities were ‘excepted’ or ‘exempt’ from the requirement to register with us by the Charities Act 1993. Excepted charities don’t need to register but they are fully under our supervision so we can still require them to provide us with information about their activities and investigate them if we consider that there is cause for concern. Exempt charities do not have to register with us and are not supervised by us because they are supervised by another organisation or body.

If the charity you want to set up falls within one of the exempt or excepted categories and its annual income is not likely to exceed £100,000 you should check with your central organisation whether you need to register with us.

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