We are Businesslegal a legal services consultancy established since 1994. We incorporate and set up both profit and non-profit organisations. On the non-profit side we have considerable 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).
We assist individuals or organisations who wish to register a charity organisation with the Charity Commission or OSCR and thereby obtain a charity number. Whether you are resident in the UK or overseas we can show you how to get charity status. You may need our assistance to set up an appropriate 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 to register a charity in the UK.
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) see convert company to cio
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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