The Charities industry is represented in the UK by the Charities Commission.

The Charities Commission register and regulate charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence. They have 4 offices in Liverpool, London, Newport and Taunton, and employ 323 people.


Within England and Wales, they are responsible for:


Their priorities are to develop:

  • public confidence in the charity sector
  • the sector’s compliance and accountability
  • the self-reliance of individual charities

Corporate information

Read about the types of information they routinely publish in their Publication scheme. Their Personal information charter explains how they treat personal information.

If you would like further information on all Charity Commission services, click here