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The Charities (Misleading Names) Regulations 1992

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Statutory Instruments

1992 No. 1901


The Charities (Misleading Names) Regulations 1992


28th July 1992

Laid before Parliament

7th August 1992

Coming into force

1st September 1992

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by section 4(2)(c) of the Charities Act(1), I hereby makes the following Regulations:

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Charities (Misleading Names) Regulations 1992 and shall come into force on 1st September 1992.

2.  The words and expressions set out in the Schedule to these Regulations, together (where appropriate) with the plural and possessive forms of those words and expressions and any abbreviation of them, are hereby specified for the purposes of section 4(2)(c) of the Charities Act 1992.

Kenneth Clarke

One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State

Home Office

28th July 1992

Regulation 2


  • Assurance

  • Authority

  • Bank

  • Benevolent

  • British

  • Building Society

  • Church

  • Co-operative

  • England

  • English

  • Europe

  • European

  • Friendly Society

  • Grant-Maintained

  • Great Britain

  • Great British

  • Her Majesty

  • His Majesty

  • Industrial & Provident Society

  • International

  • Ireland

  • Irish

  • King

  • National

  • Nationwide

  • Northern Ireland

  • Northern Irish

  • Official

  • Polytechnic

  • Prince

  • Princess

  • Queen

  • Registered

  • Royal

  • Royale

  • Royalty

  • School

  • Scotland

  • Scottish

  • Trade Union

  • United Kingdom

  • University

  • Wales

  • Welsh

  • Windsor

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

Where section 4(1) of the Charities Act 1992 applies, the Charity Commissioners may give a direction requiring the name of a charity to be changed to such other name as the charity trustees may determine with the approval of the Commissioners. One of the sets of circumstances where section 4(1) applies to a charity is set out in section 4(2)(c). This applies where the name of the charity includes any word or expression for the time being specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State and the inclusion in its name of that word or expression is in the opinion of the Commissioners likely to mislead the public in any respect as to the status of the charity. The words and expressions set out in the Schedule to the Regulations are specified for this purpose. Under the Charities Act 1992 (Commencement No.1 and Transitional Provisions) Order 1992 (S.I. 1992/1990), section 4 will come into force on 1st September 1992.

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