Statutory Instruments

2014 No. 242

Charities, England And Wales

The Charities (Exception from Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2014


5th February 2014

Laid before Parliament

13th February 2014

Coming into force

31st March 2014

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Charities (Exception from Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and come into force on 31st March 2014.

Amendment to the Charities (Exception from Registration) Regulations 1996

2.—(1) The Charities (Exception from Registration) Regulations 1996(2) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 4(1) (temporary exception of certain religious charities connected with certain bodies) for “until 31st March 2014” substitute “until 31st March 2021”.


3.  The Charities (Exception from Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2012(3) are revoked.

Nick Hurd

Parliamentary Secretary

Cabinet Office

5th February 2014


(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Charities (Exception from Registration) Regulations 1996. They extend the temporary exception granted to certain religious charities from the requirement to be registered under the Charities Act 2011. The 1996 Regulations were made under the Charities Act 1993, which is consolidated in the Charities Act 2011. The exception was originally due to expire on 1st March 2001 but was extended by successive statutory instruments until 31st March 2014. These Regulations further extend the temporary exception until 31st March 2021.

An impact assessment has not been prepared for these Regulations as no impact on the private or voluntary sector is foreseen.


2011 c.25. For the definition of “the Minister” see section 353.


S.I. 1996/180, amended by S.I. 2007/2655, S.I. 2012/1734 and S.I. 2012/3012. S.I. 1996/180 has effect as if done under section 30(2)(c) of the Charities Act 2011 by virtue of Schedule 8, Part 1, paragraph 4 to that Act.