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.



A “Titanic” success for the government in the High Court
Blog by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust
4th November 2016

Taking back control? The EU referendum, Parliament and the ‘May Doctrine’
By Dr Andrew Blick, Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History, King’s College London; and Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust


More Blogs by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust:

“I am their leader. I must follow them.”
7th October 2016

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

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