What We Do

Co-operative Legislation

The Co-operative Legislation Unit administers the existing legislation relating to industrial and provident societies, friendly societies and trade unions, including the preparation of relevant secondary legislation.

Co-Operative Legislation Unit

The Co-operative Legislation Unit administers the existing legislation relating to industrial and provident societies, friendly societies and trade unions, including the preparation of relevant secondary legislation

Annual Reports of the Registry of Friendly Societies

Annual Reports of the Registry of Friendly Societies 2004 – 2016

Legislation applying to Friendly Societies

Main legislation applying to Friendly Societies 1896 - 2014

Legislation applying to Industrial and Provident Societies

Main legislation applying to Industrial and Provident Societies

Registry of Friendly Societies (RFS)

The Registry of Friendly Societies (RFS) is responsible for the assessment and registration of applications and any subsequent amendment of rules which societies are obliged to render to the Registrar, and to ensure that registered societies meet their statutory obligations with regard to filing returns, which once registered are made available for inspection by the public.

Legislation applying to Trade Unions

Main legislation applying to Trade Unions 1871 – 1913

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