Request searches on registers under the remit of the Registrar of Friendly Societies We can conduct searches against the three separate registers held by the Registrar of Friendly Societies as follows:
Register of Industrial and Provident Societies
This register includes ‘…any industry, business or trade authorised by its rules. Industrial and provident societies operate across a wide range of industries, trades and businesses such as the agriculture, food sectors, co-operatives, and group water schemes…’.
Note: While the registers may record basic details about entities under its remit such as Name, Number, Address, Entity Type, Date Registered, Last Annual Return Year etc., the register does not retain details of any mortgages, charges or debentures, and societies are not obliged to provide this information to the Companies Registry Office (CRO). However, Ellis & Ellis do provide a search service where such financial records are recovered via enquiries with The Department of Agriculture.
Register of Friendly Societies
Friendly Societies recorded on this register are usually but not exclusively established to ‘…provide small life assurance benefits, sick benefits and death benefits to members, to provide benefits to non-members or to promote particular activities or interests…’.
Note: Since the introduction and application of Section 5 of the Friendly Societies and Industrial and Provident Societies (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014, it is no longer possible to register a new Friendly Society.
Register of Trade Unions.
Searches reports on the Register of Trade Unions include such details as Registration Number, Registration Name, Type, Registration Dates, Next Annual Return Due Date, Address, etc.
Copies of Annual Returns for Trade Unions, Current Rules, Alteration of Rules, Partial Amendment of Rules, Cancelling of Certs of Registration by Registrar, etc or other such filed documents can be taken up upon request.