The Federal Trust is a research institute studying the interactions between regional, national, European and global levels of government. Founded in 1945 on the initiative of Sir William Beveridge, it has long made a powerful contribution to the study of federalism and federal systems. It has always had a particular interest in the European Union and Britain’s place in it.

The Federal Trust has no allegiance to any political party. It is registered as a charity for the purposes of education and research.



Blogs by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust:

“When we have decided what you voted for, we will tell you.”
2nd September 2016

Brexit, what Brexit?
5th August 2016

The light at the end of the tunnel is several oncoming trains
15th July 2016
We have seen the future and it doesn’t work
29th June 2016


The Federal Trust is pleased to work in partnership with:

Global Policy InstitueSynopia