Rolling out the Trust Registration Service to all charitable trusts

This week we responded to HM Treasury’s consultation on the transposition of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive and, in particular, the requirement for all charitable trusts to register with the Trust Registration Service.


With no scope for exemptions or de minimis thresholds, this will introduce a new layer of regulation for charities including the many charitable trusts which are not currently required to register with a regulator.

Our view is this could have far-reaching consequences. All charities, regardless of their legal form, may have to register their restricted and permanent endowment funds which are usually held on trust.

Read our update to get up-to-speed on the new requirement and how it may affect your organisation.

For further information, please contact Lucy RhodesLaura Soley or your usual contact at Bates Wells.

This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

All content on this page is correct as of June 14, 2019.