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The Charities (Exception from Registration and Accounts) Regulations 1965

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1965 No. 1056


The Charities (Exception From Registration and Accounts) Regulations 1965


29th April 1965

Laid before Parliament

6th May 1965

Coming into Operation

15th May 1965

In pursuance of sections 4(4), 8(1), 43 and 45(6) of the Charities Act 1960, I hereby make the following Regulations:—

1.  A charity to which these Regulations apply is hereby excepted from the duty to be registered under section 4(2) of the Charities Act 1960, and it shall be an excepted charity for the purposes of section 8(1) of that Act.

2.  These Regulations shall apply to a charity wholly or mainly concerned with the promotion of the efficiency of any of the armed forces of the Crown, not being—

(a)a charity having any land in England and Wales for any estate or interest greater than a tenancy from year to year;

(b)a charity whose objects extend to the relief or assistance of any person not being a serving member of those forces; or

(c)a charity for the exhibition or preservation of articles of historical interest.

3.  The Interpretation Act 1889shall apply for the interpretation of these Regulations as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

4.  These Regulations may be cited as the Charities (Exception from Registration and Accounts) Regulations 1965 and shall come into operation on 15th May 1965.

Frank Soskice

One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State

Home Office, Whitehall

29th April 1965


These Regulations except charities for the promotion of the efficiency of the armed forces of the Crown, other than those mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c) of Regulation 2, from the duty to be registered under the Charities Act 1960. Such charities are also excepted from the duty under section 8(1) of that Act to send annual accounts to the Charity Commissioners otherwise than on request.

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