Welcome to our Charity Registration Services

Who are we?

We are Businesslegal a legal services consultancy. We are based in Cheshire but deal with clients throughout UK and overseas using a combination of telephone, email and video link. We  have 25 years experience of successfully setting up and supporting charities and other non-profit organisations such as community interest companies. We have  expertise in charity registration of organisations in England and Wales with the Charity Commission. In Scotland we register charities with the OSCR (Office of Scottish Charity Regulator). Excellent testimonies are available on request.

How we help you

We provide 24/7 support to assist both individuals and  organisations who wish to register a charity organisation  and thereby obtain a charity number.  You may need our assistance to set up a charity organisation (eg a trust, charitable incorporated organisation, company limited by guarantee or a constitution) and then register it as a UK charity, or, you may already have one of these  organisations set up but need expert advice on how it can register as a charity in the UK.

If you have prepared your own charity registration application, we can provide professional advice and support by checking and advising prior to submission. Alternatively if you have had a submitted application examined by the Charity Commission we can assist with the questions they have raised. Just call us for a quote.

After registration as a charity we can provide 24/7 support and advice on good governance.

As a separate process we assist charities who wish to register a charity with HMRC so that they can claim gift aid relief on donations from individuals. This is an entirely independent process to registration of a charity with the Charity Commission.

We can also assist with the conversion of existing charitable companies (Ltd)to charitable incorporated organisations (cio). If you need this service just call or email us.

What is a Charity? Do you qualify for registration?

Charities must have, and carry out, wholly charitable purposes and activities. Not all purposes, even those that may be beneficial or philanthropic, are necessarily charitable.
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