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.

On 25th April 2015 a Memorial Service was held for our former Chairman, John Pinder OBE. You can read the eulogies and obituaries for John here.


The Federal Trust is pleased to work in partnership with:

Global Policy InstitueSynopia