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The Federal Trust

The Federal Trust is a think tank that studies 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. Its Patrons and Council Members are prominent individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and professions. Its Research Fellows and staff combine expertise in diverse disciplines including law, finance, economics and politics. The Federal Trust also attracts for its publications and projects the regular help of well-regarded outside experts and practitioners. As a result of the varied expertise on which it draws, the Trust is able to reflect in its work a broad spectrum of ideas and approaches to the questions of national and international governance in which it is interested.