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Charity Information

UCL is an exempt charity. On this page you will find further information about our charitable status.

UCL is an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act 2011, Schedule 3 (Statutory Instrument 1978, number 453). This status means that UCL is not required to register directly with the Charity Commission and as a consequence, UCL does not have a charitable number. As our principal Regulator, the Office for Students is charged with monitoring UCL’s compliance with charity law obligations.

UCL is a Company Incorporated by Royal Charter (England/Wales), number: RC000631

UCL is registered with the Office for Students.  Its UK Provider Reference Number is 10007784.  

Exemptions from taxation (other than Value Added Tax) are available under Section 505 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.  Gifts to University College London for charitable purposes constitute exempt transfers for Inheritance Tax purposes, both in respect of the donor and recipient.  Gifts of shares attract relief from Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax.

UCL's registration number with HMRC is X6243.

Legal name and correspondence address

University College London
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT


Main constitutional document


Names of trustees

View the Council membership


Council register of interests (including other Charity Trusteeships)


Financial statements

View the archive of UCL's Annual Report and Financial Statements