The Legal & Constitutional Practice Team have asked TMCP to share their update on the extension of the exception from registration provisions under Statutory Instrument 2014 No. 242. This is the exception from registration with the Charity Commission afforded to Methodist charities in England and Wales with a gross income under £100,000 per annum which was due to expire on 31 March 2021:

“On Friday 27 November 2020, the Charity Commission and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed that the current ‘exception from registration’ provisions will be extended by 10 years, to 31 March 2031.”

Please refer to the updated guidance on the Charity Registration page of the Methodist Church website for full details and guidance on the implications of this for Managing Trustees and links to further information on how and when to register with the Charity Commission.

The above link also provides guidance for managing trustee bodies in other jurisdictions.

Further guidance on charity law and registration requirements is available from the Legal & Constitutional Practice Team at