Section 10 Charities registered elsewhere in the UK

Published: 18/04/2019
Updated: 18/04/2019

A key principle of the 2005 Act is that all charitable activities in Scotland should be regulated by OSCR. Therefore charities registered in other jurisdictions, for example England and Wales, but which carry out activities in Scotland, are also required to register with OSCR.

Where there is no separate Scottish entity registered, such charities can prepare and submit to OSCR a set of accounts that covers all their UK activities. However, OSCR would expect to see some narrative in the trustees’ annual report referring to activities in Scotland.

See our guidance on Cross-Border charities and the rules about accounts.