Industrial & Provident Societies Register

Industrial and provident societies established under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1908

List of help guides

  • Law changes to help industrial and provident societies comply with their rules

    Legislation passed in response to COVID-19 gives industrial and provident societies relief from certain obligations in their rules and makes it possible for them to use electronic means (including electronic voting and the use of electronic signatures).

  • About the register

    Industrial and provident societies provide benefits for their members and operate under registered rules.

  • Registering

    Industrial and provident societies are registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1908.

  • Filing requirements

    Each society must register an annual return and some may need to file financial statements.

  • Keeping your details up to date

    You must notify us if you change your rules, registered office address, name or amalgamate with another society.​

  • Closing a society

    An industrial and provident society may have its registration cancelled, or it can be dissolved or put into liquidation.